Astronomy and Islam: Introduction

Planetarium Shows Sold Out

All shows at the Peter Harrison Planetarium today (Friday 22 February) are now sold out. The Royal Observatory is still open for all visitors. For Planetarium ticket holders: please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the show as late entry is not permitted.

Change to Planetarium schedule

From 29 January to 26 March, Tuesday show times are disrupted. For more information and how to book, contact us on: Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608 | Email:

Essential information

Date and time: 
Saturday 5 January | 10 - 10.45am
Adult: £8.00 | Concession: £7.20 | Child: £6.40
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Talks & courses
10% members discount

Join an astronomer for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and the history of studying it.  

Held before the predicted sighting of the next New Crescent Moon, a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer will guide you through the steps to observe this phase, discuss the difficulties in defining a first sighting and will provide a general overview of the sky this month. Also the astronomer will trace back the study of our nearest cosmic neighbour to Arabic astronomers who helped form our modern understanding of the Moon's movements and appearance.

Visitors will be able to extend their stay beyond the show as access to the historic part of the Royal Observatory Greenwich is included in the ticket price.