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Astro Art: Moon and Sun

In the last couple of blog entries, I have looked at some fascinating objects from the Museum’s collection, using the categories of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition as a guide. Prompted by the solar eclipse, I am tackling two (new) categories at once, the Moon and the Sun, mankind’s most…

Astro Art: Skyscapes

Until the fairly recent advent – or wider use – of photography, astronomers had to rely on artists (or indeed use their own artistic skills!) to record the objects they observed, and disseminate these images to fellow scientists and the public alike. Stimulated by the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the…

Solar Eclipse 2015

We’re giving you the latest tips and info for viewing the partial solar eclipse on Friday.  What is it? This coming Friday (20th of March) there will be a stunning partial solar eclipse visible across much the UK and Ireland. Solar eclipses are a fantastic chance to see the stunning…

Women’s History Month – Caroline Herschel

For Women’s History Month we’re looking at the vital role women played in the history of science and the very existence of our Observatory. Last time we discussed 17th Century Louise De Keroualle and the role she played in the building of the Royal Observatory here in Greenwich, read that…