Friday 3 August 2018

Royal Museums Greenwich - What’s On August: Perseid Meteor Shower and more!

Royal Museums Greenwich

Look out for the Perseid meteor shower
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the year - a truly spectacular sight.

The best time to spot Perseid meteors is at the peak around the 12-13th August.

Learn more about this amazing event and discover other things to see in the night sky this month.
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   Explore the Royal Observatory   
Great Equatorial Encounters
16 August
Travel back in time and see the UK’s largest Victorian telescope brought to life.

Discover what night time observing was like through virtual reality and real telescope footage. An astronomer will be on hand to answer all your queries about the cosmos.
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Altazimuth Pavilion Tours
14 & 23 August
After 60 years we have once again become a working observatory.

Come for a special behind the scenes tour of our state-of-the-art AMAT telescope and explore the spectacular images we’ve taken.
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Attack the Block
18 August 
Star Wars legend John Boyega and new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker star in the sci-fi blockbuster, Attack the Block.

Watch the movie at the Planetarium, followed by a talk from our astronomer about the real science behind the science fiction. 
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Interested in all things space? Be the first to hear the latest news and events from astronomers at the Royal Observatory

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   Elsewhere in Greenwich   
National Day of Stitch
4 August
Join us for the National Day of Stitch - an annual event that encourages everyone to try their hand at stitching.

Get inspired by the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I in this free event at the Queen's House. 
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Deep Sea LEGO Robotics
8, 10, 11 August
Be inventive with the kids this summer and create LEGO robots fit for discovery!

Design and build machines for underwater exploration and try your hand at coding to activate your creation.
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Summer Photography courses
13, 15, 18 August 
The perfect way to spend quality time with the kids while learning new skills.

Our summer day courses focus on colour, landscape and portrait photography.
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Alan Carr and Rob Becket
Starts 22 August
See brand new material from comedy favourites Alan Carr and Rob Beckett in a series of late summer and autumn previews.

This perfomance kicks off a special new series of comedy shows aboard Cutty Sark - the most unique comedy venue in town!
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   Exploring our new galleries   
Take a look behind-the-scenes
Get up close to our collection and feel history brought to life. Opening in September, our new Sea Things gallery will have more objects on open display than ever before.

Come behind the scenes and meet the experts who are making this possible.
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