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

Essential information

Event Type: 
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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Guided tours
This event is now fully booked. To be put on the waiting list in case of any cancellations, you can contact the bookings team: Tel: +44 (0)...
Times:
21, 22 September 2019 | 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00
Location:
Altazimuth Pavillion
Talks & Courses
From Newton’s universal concepts of time and space to Einstein’s observer-specific view, Royal Observatory Astronomer Dr Ed Bloomer takes...
Times:
Saturday 12 October | 10.30am - 2.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

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Daytime
Explore the Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope (AMAT) at the Royal Observatory and see some of the spectacular images taken. 
Times:
22, 23 October 2019 | 12.00pm, 12.45pm, 1.30pm, 2:15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory

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Talks & Courses
Learn how to capture the stars using your DSLR and lenses in this perfect introduction to astrophotography.
Times:
30 November 2019 | 10.30am - 2.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory