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Royal Observatory Explore time and space at the Royal Observatory and stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Explore time and space at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Discover the site’s rich history, from its royal heritage to its awe-inspiring Peter Harrison Planetarium. The Royal Observatory is situated in beautiful Greenwich Park and is part of Royal Museums Greenwich.

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10/07/2019
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Watch the incredible partial lunar eclipse live from telescopes at the Royal Observatory during our Space Live on 16 July. Comment below with your questions and our astronomers will answer them during the stream.

Find out more about the lunar eclipse: www.rmg.co.uk/lunar

20/06/2019
Royal Museums Greenwich

Be the first to watch the trailer for our major new exhibition The Moon, opening 19 July at the National Maritime Museum.

Our major new exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing opens 19 July. Explore our relationship with the Moon through historic artefacts, amazing art and interactive exhibits https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/moon-exhibition

What is a supermoon?
18/03/2019
What is a supermoon?

What is a supermoon?

A supermoon occurs when the Moon is at its closest point along its orbit to the Earth at the same time as a full moon.

04/02/2019
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Casper was 8 years old when he took this category-winning photo of the Moon on his ipad!

The #astrophoto2019 competition is open to all - including beginners and young entrants, so submit your photos today for a chance to win £10,000. rmg.co.uk/astrocomp

17/01/2019
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Join us LIVE as we look at the total lunar eclipse through the telescopes at the Royal Observatory.

During this broadcast, astronomers from the Royal Observatory will be looking at the Moon, visible from the UK in the very early hours of the morning (weather dependent).

Leave your Moon questions for the astronomers in the comments and we will answer them during the broadcast.

Find out more about the lunar eclipse: rmg.co.uk/lunar

Watch the incredible Lunar Eclipse, streamed direct from telescopes at the Royal Observatory in our latest Space Live.
Hear our astronomers discuss this amazing event and see the wonderful view for yourself.
Find out more about the lunar eclipse: www.rmg.co.uk/lunar

10/12/2018
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Watch a special Live broadcast from the Royal Observatory Greenwich celebrating the comet 46P/Wirtanen in our skies.

Hear from our astronomers and other experts as we look at the comet through our Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope.

Find out more: http://bit.ly/Comet46P

Royal Museums Greenwich
05/12/2018

Royal Museums Greenwich

From Moon phases to meteor showers - there is so much to see in the night sky this month 🌟🔭

Read our guide of the best things to look out for in December: http://bit.ly/NightSkyDec18

Thank you to Phill Froggett for sharing this amazing photograph with us on our Astronomy Photography Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/astrophotos/

12/11/2018
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Which constellations can you see in this amazing photograph? 🤩

Discover Deep Space by Dave Brosha Photography: rmg.co.uk/astrophoto

22/10/2018
Royal Museums Greenwich

Join us Live as we celebrate the incredible winners, and highlights from the last 10 years, of the world's greatest space photography competition!

Watch our Live from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards.

See the 2018 winner, hear from the judges, meet our entrants and discover the stories behind the world’s best space photography.

The exhibition is now open. Book tickets: rmg.co.uk/astrophoto ✨ #astophoto2018

Royal Museums Greenwich
27/06/2018

Royal Museums Greenwich

We're excited to announce we have installed a new state of the art telescope at the Royal Observatory 🔭

The Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope (AMAT) is the first new telescope installed here in over 60 years, restoring us as a working Observatory.

The AMAT is named after astronomer Annie Maunder, one of the first women employed to work at the Royal Observatory and a champion of science communication and learning. It is designed for astrophotography and will allow us to produce spectacular still and moving images of the Moon, Sun, planets and stars.

Thank you to our Members and Patrons and members of the public who helped fund this amazing telescope and the vital restoration works to its Grade II listed Altazimuth Pavilion.

Find out more: http://bit.ly/AMAT-FirstLight #AMATelescope

17/03/2018
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Some of Stephen Hawking’s best-known work described black holes emitting what is now known as Hawking radiation.

What exactly is Hawking radiation? Royal Observatory Astronomer, Dr Ed Bloomer tells us more.

09/03/2018
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Join us for a special Women's History Month Facebook Live.

Curator of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Louise Devoy, is here to tell us all about the role of women at the Observatory.

Today, we're focusing on the life of Richarda Airy who lived at the Observatory for over 40 years and was married to the seventh Astronomer Royal, Sir George Biddell Airy.

Visit the Airy Parlour yourself at the Royal Observatory: https://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory

02/03/2018
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Space news alert: revolutionary observations have detected a signal of the very first stars of our universe!

Our Astronomer, Dr Greg Brown tells us about this exciting new discovery and how it may be evidence for the existence of dark matter.

06/02/2018
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

What is a supermassive black hole?

Join us live as we speak to PhD researcher, Joanna Ramasawmy, about the inner workings of galaxies, how they form and evolve over time and how much of it is connected to the giant black holes at their centres ⭐️

Joanna joins us ahead of this month's Think Space lecture at the Royal Observatory. Discover more about this series: http://bit.ly/Think-Space

21/11/2017
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Think Space: The relevance of science in modern culture

Our next Think Space lecture looks at the true nature of the Universe. Ahead of his talk, we speak to astrophysicist and Senior Research Fellow at University College London, Dr. Francisco Diego.

Find out more: http://bit.ly/Think-Space

Royal Museums Greenwich
27/10/2017

Royal Museums Greenwich

Tomorrow, 28 October, is International Observe the Moon Night - a perfect excuse to photograph the brightest and largest object in our night sky.

Read our top tips for Moon photography:
http://bit.ly/moon-photography

18/10/2017
Royal Museums Greenwich

What are gravitational waves? How is gold formed?
We explain the science behind Monday's neutron star collision.

What are #GravitationalWaves?
Our astronomer, Ed Bloomer, explains the facts behind Monday's neutron star collision.

03/10/2017
Royal Museums Greenwich

How do planets form? Does alien life exist? What's the most exciting exoplanet we've discovered?
We speak to astrophysicist Emily Drabek-Maunder ahead of her Think Space lecture. More info: http://bit.ly/ThinkSpaceEmily

Our next Think Space lecture looks at the formation of planets. Ahead of her talk, we speak to astrophysicist Emily Drabek-Maunder about her role and research.

Find out more about the lecture series: http://bit.ly/Think-Space

The amazing entrants of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year share their #astrophoto advice.
02/10/2017
Royal Museums Greenwich

The amazing entrants of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year share their #astrophoto advice.

If all else fails, remember No.10!

Royal Museums Greenwich
29/09/2017

Royal Museums Greenwich

See the awe-inspiring winning photographs from each of our Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 categories.

Tell us your favourites in the comments.

Visit the exhibition: 2017:http://bit.ly/AstroPhoto17Exhibition

29/09/2017
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year judges Marek Kukula and Jon Culshaw discuss this year's winning images.

Ask them your questions in the comments!

29/09/2017
Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich

Congratulations to Artem Mironov for winning the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 competition with this stunning image 'The Rho Ophiuchi Clouds' www.rmg.co.uk/astrophoto

Tune in at 9pm to hear judges Marek Kukula and Jon Culshaw discuss this winning photograph. Have any questions for our experts? Add them to the comments.

Royal Museums Greenwich
04/09/2017

Royal Museums Greenwich

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 'People & Space' category shows our fascination with stargazing.

Which of these shortlisted images are your favourite?

http://bit.ly/AstroPhoto2017 #AstroPhoto2017

22/08/2017
BBC World Service

Hear our Astronomer, Marek Kukula, talking through his experience of watching the eclipse yesterday on BBC World Service.

"The world's feeling very strange right now." What did it feel like to witness today's eclipse? Marek Kukula from the Royal Observatory explains. #SolarEclipse2017 #Eclipse2017

Royal Museums Greenwich
10/08/2017

Royal Museums Greenwich

Join us this August to look at Venus through the Great Equatorial Telescope in the daytime.

Find out more about this beautiful planet and its place in our understanding of the scale of the universe.
http://bit.ly/VenusWatch

Royal Museums Greenwich
02/08/2017

Royal Museums Greenwich

From bright stars to meteor showers, discover what to look out for in the night sky this August.
http://bit.ly/NightSkyAug17

Image: Flash Point © Astro-Photography - Brad Goldpaint

Explore time and space at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean ...
02/08/2017

Explore time and space at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and discover our site’s rich history, from the royal heritage to our awe-inspiring Peter Harrison Planetarium.

For regular updates follow Royal Museums Greenwich.

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Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich
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SE10 8XJ

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
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