Suitable for ages 7+

Essential Information

Type Events and festivals
Royal Observatory
Date and Times 16 and 17 March 2024 | 11am-2.30pm
Prices Included with Royal Observatory admission

Join astronomers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich as they reveal how astronomers use telescopes as time machines.

Learn about how astronomers take images of the Universe, and discover how they use invisible colours of light, beyond what the eye can see, to reveal the secrets of the cosmos.

While you're here, don't miss your chance to ask all your burning questions about space and astronomy to a real astronomer!

About this event

This drop-in science demonstration is part of British Science Week and open to all visitors to the Royal Observatory (recommended for ages 7+).

Sessions run from 11am-2.30pm on Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March. It is held inside the Octagon Room, which is part of the visitor route round the historic Observatory buildings.

Please note this event is run based on staff availability and may be cancelled at short notice.


About British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration held every year in March, with thousands of events running throughout the UK celebrating science, engineering, technology and maths.

The theme for 2024 is 'Time'. From the mysteries of time travel to caring for historic clocks, Greenwich is the perfect place to explore the science and significance of time. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is proud to partner with the British Science Association to celebrate 30 years of British Science Week. 

Find more events taking place around the UK and download free activity packs on the British Science Week website.

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