Follow this trail to discover how we’ve used the stars to measure time, determine our location and explore fundamental questions about the universe.
Everyone can enjoy observing the stars with just the naked eye but over the past 300 years astronomers at Greenwich have used many instruments to look further into space.
Don't overlook this exquisite telescope dated to 1730 from Naples in Italy.
Get your bearings with the remains of one of our greatest ever instrument maker's mural quadrant.
Ever seen naval officers in movies looking through one of these? Find out why.
The Only Way Is Up!
This telescope at the Royal Observatory Greenwich became a crucial reference point for astronomers, navigators and cartographers alike.
It's beautiful, sure, but can you imagine what it is used for?
Did you know if you looked through this you could see what the Universe is made of?
Do you know which planet the owner of this eyepiece discovered?
How can a dolphin tell the time to the nearest minute?