An Evening with the Stars

Camera Obscura closure

The Camera Obscura will be closed from 21 May until 25 May. The rest of the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line remain open.

Essential information

Date and time: 
Nov–Feb | Sessions from 5.25pm to 6.50pm | See below for details
Price: 
Adult £20 | Concession £17 | Child £14
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium, Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory

An evening of starry events at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. 

See our other upcoming stellar events at the Royal Observatory

Current dates for this event are sold out but you can still book for the Valentine's event:

Check out our Valentine's Special Evening with the Stars

Join us for an evening of astronomy, with a planetarium show (The Sky Tonight), a chance to look through our 18 tonne Victorian telescope and some time on the Meridian Line with amazing views and a hot drink.

The evening provides an opportunity to visit the Observatory after hours and to meet a number of different astronomers with whom you can discuss topics from historical astronomy right through to the contemporary exploration of the universe.

Please note that rain, cloud or high winds may prevent observing. If this happens unique footage taken through the telescope will be projected through the eyepiece to provide an experience very similar to the real thing. No refunds are possible.

Please note that the only access to the historic Great Equatorial Telescope dome is via a staircase and is not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Ages: suitable for 7+

Dates: Friday/Saturday: 17, 18, 24, 25 Nov 2017 | 1, 2 Dec 2017 | 12, 13, 26, 27 Jan 2018 | 2, 3 Feb 2018

Session times: 5.25–7.25pm, 5.30–7.30pm, 6.45–8.45pm, 6.50–8.50pm

*Shows on 1 - 2 December are now SOLD OUT*