Astronomy and Islam Morning: Family Special

Planetarium closures

The planetarium is improving. We're refitting the planetarium and it will be closed from Monday 16 - Friday 20 April. It re-opens to the public on Saturday 21 April. See what's on and choose your next space adventure

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
12 May | 10-10.45am
Price: 
Adult: £8.00 | Concession: £7.20 | Child: £6.40
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory
Season: 
Family fun

Join an astronomer for a special young persons show featuring stories of the stars and the Moon. 

Held before the predicted sighting of the next New Crescent Moon, a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer will guide young and old alike through the night sky, highlighting arabic tales about characters and creatures that people imagined seeing by joining together the bright stars in the sky. Find out which stars astronomers still call by their original Arabic names and what some of those stars arefamous for today. The astronomer presenting will also talk about the Moon and why it seems to change shape over the course of a month.

This particular Astronomy and Islam event will be pitched at a family audience and therefore is suitable for a younger age range (recommended 7+). 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. Also, from 12:45pm visitors will be able to visit our free drop-in 'Young Astronomers Workshop' and talk to our Observatory Explainers there.