Royal Observatory Greenwich

Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ

royal-observatory

Location description

Arguably the most famous observatory in the world the Royal Observatory is deserved of its proud heritage. Constructed in 1675 the observatory has been home to some of the very greatest Astronomers in history all of whom made significant contributions to science, plus it's home to the Meridian allowing you to be in both East and West hemispheres at the same time!

Now a must-see tourist attraction the location has a state of the art planetarium and a gallery of the latest winners of the Astronomy Photograph of the Year competition. However perhaps the most impressive part of this location is the main observatory itself, housing a huge refracting telescope "The Great Equatorial Telescope" which can be observed through during special events organised/assisted by members of the Flamsteed Astronomical Society.

Go visit! And remember to take some monkey nuts with you so you can feed the squirrels in nearby Greenwich Park, just like I used to do with my Grandad many years ago! ;)


Location event organiser

Flamsteed Astronomy Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Planetarium

Location has a planetarium offering astronomy presentations projected onto a 180 degree dome.


Tonight's weather forecast

29/05/17
19:00
19°
16%
29/05/17
22:00
17°
10%
30/05/17
01:00
16°
6%
30/05/17
04:00
15°
5%
Weather forecast for Greenwich Park (0.20 miles away) updated 29/05/17 at 12:00.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location.

Location

Loading Map....

When to visit

The best time to visit Royal Observatory Greenwich can be found on this dark skies calendar.

Add to favourites

To add this location to your favourites and receive optional stargazing event notifications simply login or register.

Share this location

Let your friends know about this stargazing location.

Register to receive stargazing event notifications