Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Blackheath Avenue, London, London, SE10 8XJ

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! 😉

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  • Bayfordbury Observatory Open Evening – December 2023

    Friday 1st December 2023 from 17:30pm to 22:00pm

    Bayfordbury Observatory, Bayfordbury, SG13 8LD (21.2 miles away)

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    Saturday 2nd December 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Kenley, CR8 5EP (12.7 miles away)

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  • Sackville Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 6th December 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sackville Observatory, Hildenborough, TN11 9HN (20.8 miles away)

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  • Thurrock Astronomy Society meeting

    Wednesday 6th December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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  • Castle Point Astronomy Club meeting

    Wednesday 6th December 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    St Michael and All Angels Church, Hadleigh, SS7 2UW (27.3 miles away)

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