Join us for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and historic Islamic astronomy
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This programme is run in collaboration with the New Crescent Society.
Our Astronomy and Islam shows are held before the predicted sighting of the next New Crescent Moon. A Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer will guide you through the stars in a special planetarium show followed by a short presentation from the New Crescent Society, a Muslim community-led astronomy organisation. Free entry to the Historic Royal Observatory Site is included with this show.
There are a few variations of this show, each focusing on slightly different aspects.
10:30am | Royal Observatory Greenwich
This show is about the connection between Islam and our closest star. It explores how the Sun’s position relates to both the times and direction of prayer.
Recommended ages 11+. No under 5s.
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Planetarium shows are now available to book online and by phone. Our shows are very popular, so to prevent any disappointment we recommend booking your tickets in advance.
To book your tickets, please click here or contact the Bookings team on 0208 312 6608. The office is open Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Check out the full list of upcoming planetarium shows and events here.
Yes! Most of our Astronomy & Islam shows are suitable for ages 11+ with children under 5 not being admitted. The Family Special show is recommended for ages 7+, though younger children will be admitted. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The planetarium shows last up to 30 minutes, followed by a talk from a community leader lasting up to 15 minutes.
The planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory, at the top of a hill with spectacular views across London. Please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the show’s start time, as latecomers cannot be admitted.
Pushchairs are not allowed into the planetarium itself, but there is a designated buggy park in the foyer.
Yes! Each ticket purchased includes free access to the historic observatory site.
Companions to disabled visitors are entitled to free admission. These tickets can be selected online when booking any paid ticket. Please contact the Bookings Team on 0208 312 6608 or email email@example.com if you have any queries.
Check our frequently asked questions here. If you're still not sure, call or email the Bookings team.
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