Suitable for ages 5+

Essential Information

Type Family fun
Royal Observatory
Date and Times 16 and 17 March 2024 | 11.30am-2.30pm
Prices Free for Planetarium ticketholders and Royal Observatory visitors

Join us for free family-friendly activities all about space at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Our Observatory Explainers will show you the scale of our vast solar system and how long it takes to travel to distant worlds in our Charting the Solar System activity.

About this event

This drop-in science workshop is part of British Science Week and open to all Planetarium ticketholders and visitors to the Royal Observatory. It is recommended for ages 5+.

Sessions run from 11.30am-2.30pm on Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March. The workshop is located in the Learning Spaces inside the Astronomy Centre; ask staff or Planetarium presenters for directions while you're here.

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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