If you know someone who's new to astronomy and you're looking for a truly memorable experience for them, then how about spending an evening at the Royal Observatory? It's an exciting night for experienced old-hands as well -- because where better to a bit of star-gazing than the home of British astronomy?
Your ticket will include a planetarium show exploring the stars on show that night, plus some time at the prime meridian with a hot drink in hand — looking out across London from the top of Greenwich Hill. You will also have an opportunity to look through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope.
Note: If the weather prevents observing (rain, cloud or high winds) then you will receive a presentation by one of the astronomers instead. No refunds will be given. These evenings are suitable for adults and children over the age of 7.
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Craig’s review – “When I was a kid I always wanted to be a spaceman. Well actually that's not quite true: I wanted to be Darth Vader. So I've always had an interest in the Royal Observatory.
I don't think people quite realise how serious it is though. They turn up thinking it's going to be full of spaceships and entertainment for the kiddies but it's actually more for the adults. It's… continued”
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