If you have ever wondered how stars and planets are born, what astronomers do during the daytime or even about our place in the universe, the interactive Weller Astronomy Galleries at the Royal Observatory will help you unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.
Watch how the universe was formed from Big Bang to now, get answers to the big questions from our on-screen experts, guide a space mission, try your hand at being an astronomer and use the interactive table-top to get answers to your astronomy questions.
Visitor notice: unfortunately the Astronomy Centre and Peter Harrison Planetarium are currently closed for safety reasons. You can still visit the historic Royal Observatory buildings and Prime Meridian line
Astronomy Inspires gallery
Astronomy Explores gallery
Find out how to use different techniques to explore the Universe. Try your hand at guiding a space mission – you make the decisions about what to take and how to get there: will you have what it takes to lead a successful mission?
Astronomy Questions gallery
Use the interactive table-top to pick out questions about space and hear our experts give you answers to the big questions, including 'What is dark matter?'. Please note: this interactive is currently out of action and we are working to restore it as soon as we can.
Entrance to the Astronomy Centre is free.