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Type Planetarium shows
Royal Observatory
Date and Times Select Saturdays | 10.30am
Prices £10 Adult, £5 Child (10% discount for members)
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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 a member of the Islamic community. There are a few variations of this show, each focusing on slightly different aspects.

Saturday 23rd July: Introduction Show

10:30am | Royal Observatory Greenwich

This show is a general introduction to some of the links between astronomy and Islam. It features how to spot the next New Crescent Moon, how Arabic astronomers helped lay the foundation of modern astronomy, and different tales of Arabic constellations.

Recommended ages 11+. Under-5s will not be admitted.

Saturday 27th August: Family Special Show

10:30am | Royal Observatory Greenwich

This version of the show is most suitable for families with younger children. It focuses on the Arabic stories behind some of the constellations visible on the night of your visit and the New Crescent Moon.

Recommended ages 7+. Under-5s will not be admitted.

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