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Just a second …

Do you ever find yourself wishing that there were more hours in the day? If so, you may be comforted to know that Tuesday, June 30, 2015 will actually be a little longer than normal this year; not by hours, but a single second – a leap second. This peculiar…

Women’s History Month – Women, Astronomy & Greenwich

March is Women’s History Month – an important time to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In Greenwich these contributions are clear, not only to the wider history of science but to our own history and the very existence of the Royal Observatory. Over the…

Telling the story of the Astronomers Royal

Thanks to generous funding from DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation we can move ahead with a refurbishment of Flamsteed House. The new displays will look at the everyday lives and personal stories of the Astronomers Royal. To celebrate the announcement our Curator took part in live twitter event where we outlined…

The ‘Sadlerium’: charting the rise of interactive exhibits at the ROG

If you’re an avid museumgoer like myself – or if you’ve got kids who are – you may have noticed the multitude of interactive exhibits now gracing the halls and galleries of museums across the UK; or maybe I just deal in highly esoteric material. While the ROG currently has a…