Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich at dusk


The Royal Observatory at Greenwich was founded by Charles II in 1675 and is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. Today the Observatory is a museum and science centre offering inspiring, curriculum linked experiences delivered by real astronomers based around real cutting edge science.

The Astronomy Engagement department at the Royal Observatory Greenwich develops and delivers world-class astronomy and space exploration programmes and resources for a wide range of audiences including students, teachers, families and adults. The team at the observatory work closely with an active teacher forum to ensure each and every new event, supporting resource or educational session is perfectly suited to its intended audience.

The team at the Royal Observatory Greenwich are all trained physicists as well as science communicators so are regularly asked to make media appearances to share their expertise in space science and astronomy with the public.