Space Queries and Theories

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Essential information

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Date and time: 
Weekends and school holidays | Select times from 11AM to 3PM
£5 per household
Online, Royal Observatory
Family fun
10% discount for Members

Have you always wanted to know more about astronomy? Or do you have a child who is curious about space? Learn more about space during our Q&A sessions with a Royal Observatory astronomer! 

Join us for a Question and Answer session with a Royal Observatory astronomer! Our astronomers will be giving a short introduction about about a topic in astronomy and then the audience, adults and children alike, will be able to ask questions about all-things related to space.
From understanding dark matter to finding out what happens when you fall inside a black hole, you’ll be able to find out everything you wanted to know about our Universe!

Ages: 7+

Interested in more astronomy? Join a virtual planetarium show! We also have a family workshop exploring the solar system!

Upcoming sessions

  • Saturday January 2nd - Life in the Solar System
  • Sunday January 3rd - Moons
  • Saturday January 9th - Comets
  • Sunday January 10th - Black holes
  • Saturday January 16th  - Life in the Solar System
  • Sunday January 17th - TBC
  • Saturday January 23rd - Comets
  • Sunday January 24th - Black holes
  • Saturday January 30th - Life in the Solar System
  • Sunday January 31st - Space Exploration

Important information

  • This is a ticketed Astronomy Q&A session. The Zoom link and information on how to join the session will be on the e-ticket. Please keep the email so you can join the sessions easily.
  • If children are participating, we advise that adults offer support during the session.
  • Numbers are limited to the event and we ask that you book a place in advance so that we can plan for the correct numbers. If you book and are unable to attend, please let us know so we can offer it to another visitor.
  • Sessions will be held on Zoom Webinar. This application is not affiliated with the museum, we have staff monitoring every session and will eject participants presenting any inappropriate behaviours. We advise that you take the time to read the terms and conditions on Zoom's website for your own information and safety.

How do I join a live online session?

  1. Follow the link to book your place.
  2. Once you have booked your ticket, you will receive an email confirming your place on your chosen live online session. Open the email, the email will contain a link and password to the prescheduled workshop.
  3. When it is time for your scheduled event click the link on your email. This will take you to your chosen event which is being hosted through an application called ZOOM. You will be asked for your meeting I.D and Password. These should come up automatically but if not they can be found on your original email.
  4. Please use an appropriate username (e.g. first name) for the Zoom session.
  5. Your computer audio and video will be disconnected for the entirety of the session. If you wish to communicate with the host or ask questions, then please directly ask the host in the Q&A function.
  6. If you sign in before the workshops begins you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
  7. Please note that you are in a session with many other participants, please be considerate of others when asking questions.
  8. These sessions are monitored at all times. Any behaviour deemed to be inappropriate will result in participants being removed from the session and being reported to the appropriate authorities where necessary.
  9. We support independent learning for children but we hold the safety and well-being of children in higher regard. Therefore we ask that an adult is present when children are partaking.
  10. Extra activities may be suggested at the end of the session. Links for additional tasks will be put in the chat room for further learning.
  11. Your host will inform you when the session is finished. When you have finished your session close your tab and sign out of zoom if you signed in at the beginning.