Talks and courses

Join us to explore the universe, astronomy, great art and history. From our annual astronomy courses to our regular maritime history lecture series, get the latest knowledge from experts in the field. 

Study the stars with our expert-led Astronomy courses

Study the stars with our expert-led Astronomy courses

Discover our past in new ways with our curator-led Maritime History Lectures

Discover our past in new ways with our curator-led Maritime History Lectures

Explore great art and royal history in the 17th-century Queen's House

Explore great art and royal history in the 17th-century Queen's House

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Location: 
Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
Explore the season

Feed your mind with our great educational events

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Join an astronomer for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and the history of studying it. 
Times:
27 & 28 Jul, 24 & 25 Aug, 28 & 29 Sep | 10:00am - 10:45am
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Capital Letters is about reading, discussion and performance of experimental poetry. Our community seeks to explore the potential of poetry...
Times:
Saturday 27 July, 15:00-17:00
Location:
National Maritime Museum

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Talks & Courses
Royal Observatory Astronomer Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder takes you through the ongoing search for life in the Solar System.
Times:
10 August | 10:30am - 2:30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
In this five-part lecture series, travel on a lunar journey around our Earth with writers, climate change negotiators, academics, curators...
Times:
28 November 2019
Location:
National Maritime Museum