Discover fascinating facts about the Universe, learn how to use a compass and discover the mysteries of time and space – all at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich!
Our live science and astronomy demonstrations are perfect for families, so everyone can discover more about the work, life and history of the Observatory.
These free drop-in sessions are included with tickets to the Peter Harrison Planetarium, and take place regularly at weekends.
Please note that our demonstration schedule varies throughout the year, and sessions are not guaranteed to run. Please check with staff on arrival.
Young Astronomers Workshop
Get hands-on in these short drop-in family workshops themed around space science and exploration, from the most recent discoveries about the Solar System to our latest understanding of the wider Universe.
Our team of Observatory Explainers include those who are studying Astrophysics at degree or postgraduate level and can answer your burning questions about astronomy. How big IS the Universe? Why is Pluto not a planet anymore? Also, if you've always wondered what it takes to become an astronomer, then they are the people to ask!
Suitable for ages 4+. This activity will run on weekends from 11-14.30.
Running of this session is not guaranteed. Please ask a member of staff on arrival.
Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers, ranging from talks on the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory to Solar Observing and hands-on science demonstrations.
Suitable for ages 7+. This activity will run on weekends from 11-14.30.
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Observatory Unlocked and Young Astronomer's Workshop are free with tickets to the Peter Harrison Planetarium.
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