Introduction to Astronomy Course

Planetarium Closed

Visitor Notice: The Planetarium will be closed April 1 - April 7 for essential maintanance. Tickets may be available for the weekend April 6 - 7 in person on the day. The rest of the Royal Observatory is open as usual. Book tickets your tickets today.

Change to Planetarium schedule

Visitor notice. Our Tuesday timetable will vary from advertised dates between 29 January to 26 March. We recommend you book ahead on  +44 (0)20 8312 6608 | Email:

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Tuesdays, | 7pm-9pm | See dates below
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Astronomy courses

Astronomy for absolute beginners lead by an engaging tutor and set at the home of time and space.

We offer a wide range of adult courses related to astronomy, from short six-week introductory via one year intermediate courses to modular two year advanced courses.

This six week course is for people with no prior knowledge of astronomy. It offers a basic introduction to the subject from historical, scientific and practical perspective.

Courses run between

  • 18 September – 23 October 2018
  • 6 November – 11 December 2018
  • 8 January  – 12 Febuary 2019 
  • 26 Febuary – 2 April 2019
  • 23 April- 28 May 2019

Age: 16+