Talks and courses

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.

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

Conferences & study days
Continuing our well-respected series of conferences, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Royal Institute of Navigation are holding a conference...
Times:
24–25 May | 11am - 4pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Talks & Courses
Edmond Halley is one of astronomy's most fascinating and colourful figures. A Londoner born and bred, his genius saw him elected FRS at 22.
Times:
4 June | 7.15pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Daytime
With photographs, stories, and short readings, Jonathan takes his audiences on an enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic...
Times:
8 June | 12pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Talks & Courses
Instructions for shooting the night sky by DSLR, tips on using it with a telescope and a post-processing tutorial. 
Times:
16 June | 10am - 2pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Conferences & study days
To celebrate the acquisition and conservation of the spectacular Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, Royal Museums Greenwich will be holding a...
Times:
Friday and Saturday, 6-7 July | All day
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Evenings & Lates, Talks & Courses
Join astronomer and comedian Jon Culshaw for a personalised tour of the night sky in his own unique style.
Times:
12 July | 6.30–7.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory