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Out of this World: Moon Our Moon-themed morning includes a planetarium show, interactive quiz and immersive virtual reality activity. Join our Royal Observatory Astronomers for a series of activity packages for older children that include a brain-bending Moon quiz, the chance to feel what it’s like to step onto the lunar surface and a rock handling demonstration to show what features to expect on the Moon. 28, 29, 30 May Astronomy Centre 10.00 – 12.30 £8.20 7+

 Holiday to Space

The morning starts in our planetarium with our fun filled Space Safari show, filled with spectacular close up views of the planets and a chance to sing along to help Ted find the great big bear. Learn more about Ted’s adventure in this workshop by choosing which planet would make a good holiday destination and helping our brave teddy bear prepare for his stay. 31 May | 1 June Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich 10.00 – 11.30 £8.20 4 – 7


Weekend Space Cadets Come along to our programme of weekend family workshops and participate in a varied range of activities related to space science and space exploration; from the International Space Station to the latest discoveries about the Solar System and the wider universe.

Weekends throughout May and June 12.45 – 16.15 Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Greenwich Free 5+

Observatory Unlocked

Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers in the Meridian Courtyard, ranging from uncovering the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory Greenwich to solar observing and hands-on science demonstrations. Our Observatory Explainers will be happy to answer any questions you might have between presentations.

NOTE: In the event of rain this activity will take place in the Great Equatorial Telescope or the Octagon Room. Please check with a member of staff. Weekends throughout May and June 13.00 – 16.15 Meridian Courtyard, Royal Observatory Greenwich Included in Royal Observatory, Flamsteed House and Meridian Courtyard admission price 7+

Peter Harrison Planetarium The Peter Harrison Planetarium, featuring state-of-the-art technology is the only public planetarium in London and is the centrepiece of the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that the Planetarium is closed on the first Tuesday of every month for essential maintenance (except August and during Easter). For up to date information visit our website:

Phantom of the Universe Explore our ongoing hunt for Dark Matter, the mysterious invisible stuff that makes up 85% of the universe, in this incredible new show. Throughout May and June 14.45 (weekdays during term time) 12.30 | 14.45 (weekends and holiday weekdays) Peter Harrison Planetarium £8.00 adult | £5.50 child | £7.00 concession (Monday to Friday only) 7+

The Sky Tonight This live show, presented by a Royal Observatory Astronomer, takes visitors on a tour of what can be seen in the night sky on the day of their visit and the months ahead. The journey takes in stars, constellations, planets and moons, and includes a fly-out to the edge of the visible Universe. Throughout May and June 14.45 (weekdays during term time) 12.30 | 14.45 (weekends and holiday weekdays) Peter Harrison Planetarium £8.00 adult | £5.50 child | £7.00 concession (Monday to Friday only)   5+

Space Safari Follow the adventures of Ted as he searches the Solar System for the great, big bear in the sky, visiting the Sun, the Moon and the Planets. In collaboration with local schools, music and songs have been developed by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Throughout May and June 12.35 | 13.45 (during term time) 11.00 (weekends and holiday weekdays) Peter Harrison Planetarium £8.00 adult | £5.50 child | £7.00 concession (Monday to Friday only) 7 and under

Meet the Neighbours Meet our next-door neighbours in space in this entertaining, interactive show where you can decide which planets to visit. Vote with the audience on which planets to explore in depth, before moving beyond to explore neighbouring stars and galaxies far away in the depths of space. Throughout May and June 15.30 (Weekdays) 13.15 | 15.30 (Weekends & holidays) Peter Harrison Planetarium £8.00 adult | £5.50 child | £7.00 concession (Monday to Friday only) 5+


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