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Type Talks and tours
Location
Royal Observatory
Date and Times Wednesday 10 April 2024 | 6.30pm-8pm
Prices Free for Members – booking required

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Since the time of the ancient Greeks, questions have been raised about whether there might be other worlds harbouring extraterrestrial life somewhere other than Earth.

In her new book in the Royal Observatory Illuminates series, The Search for Life, astronomer Hannah Banyard looks at the story of life on Earth, its origins and constituents, and considers the progress that has been made in the search for life in our Solar System and further afield. She's joined in conversation at the Peter Harrison Planetarium with Royal Observatory astronomer Patricia Skelton.

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What can cause the end of a galaxy? Find out in this talk by Dr Tim Davis
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Maurice and Maralyn: A Whale, a Shipwreck, a Love Story
Cover of Maurice and Maralyn
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Discover a story of danger, spirit and adventure.
Monday 18 March 2024 | 6.30pm-7.30pm
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The Art of Naval Portraiture
An oil painter of sailor Henry Carr
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Celebrate the publication of a new book by Museum curator Dr Katherine Gazzard with this special talk at the Queen's House
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Members' Saturday Super Store Tour
Inside Royal Museums Greenwich collections centre - rows of objects including two ships figureheads
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' Saturday Super Store Tour

Members are invited behind the scenes to explore the stores at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre in this exclusive free tour
Saturday 6 April 2024 | 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
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Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Search for Life
Elevated disk sculpture illuminated by LED lights
Talks and tours | Member events

Royal Observatory Greenwich Illuminates: Search for Life

Learn more about our search for life out in space in this talk given by Royal Observatory astronomers
Wednesday 10 April 2024 | 6.30pm-8pm
Free for Members – booking required
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Members' tours of Cutty Sark
A shot with the Cutty Sark on the left hand side, facing Canary Wharf in the background
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' tours of Cutty Sark

Discover the history of the iconic vessel with an exclusive tour for Members.
Friday 19 April, Friday 26 April, Friday 3 May and Friday 10 May 2024 | 11am-12pm
Free for Members – booking required
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Members' lecture: First Rate Tragedy
Picture of Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Talks and tours | Member events

Members' lecture: First Rate Tragedy

Was Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the South Pole doomed to fail? Find out with historian and author Diana Preston
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Objects in Focus
Talks and tours | Member events

Objects in Focus

Visit our collection center to get up close with an iconic object from our collection
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Members' Thames Sailing Barge Weekend
Thames sailing barge - Pudge
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Members' Thames Sailing Barge Weekend

Join us for an amazing trip in an authentic Thames barge
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£225.00 per person
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Banner credit: Close Encounters of the Haslingden Kind © Katie McGuinness, Highly commended in the People and Space category of Astronomy Photographer of Year 2023.