Astronomy and Islam: Astronavigation

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 2nd March | 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, this special 'Astronavigation' version of the Astronomy and Islam planetarium show will be presented by the Curator of the Royal Obsevatory Greenwich, Dr. Louise Devoy, alongside a Royal Observatory astronomer. She will use the planetarium to travel though time and around the globe to explain historic methods of navigating by the stars on long sea voyages. Louise will also explain the instruments that were built for navigation and prayer, including the kamal and astrolabe. 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.