Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

Date and time: 
10 February, 10 March| 10 - 10.45am
Price: 
£6 per person | 10% members discount
Location: 
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Talks & courses

Join an astronomer for a special Sky Tonight planetarium show, showcasing the contribution of Muslims to astronomy, and guidance on sighting the New Crescent Moon  

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 highlight a key story from the history of Islamic astronomy.