Beyond South Wales: The Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Beyond South Wales: The Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

During our recent short break in Greenwich London, we followed a trip to Cutty Sark with a visit to another Royal Museum award-winning visitor attraction, The Royal Observatory and The Peter Harrison Planetarium (our family ticket deal covered this and a trip to Cutty Sark!)

Thomas, who is particularly interested in all things connected with astronomy found The Planetarium of particular interest and describes his visit:

Interesting facts on display at The Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich

Interesting facts on display at The Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich

The Peter Harrison Planetarium (at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich) is a very interesting and educational place.

I personally liked the show about Moons in the solar system. It had facts about: The Franken moon Miranda; Jupiter’s Galilean moons, Lo, Callisto, Ganymede and Europa, as well as Mars’ moons, Phobos and Deimos and Saturn’s moon Titan.

The Planetarium staff were all very friendly and funny and seemed to enjoy telling people about the universe. We also saw shows about stars and the universe which were also very interesting. Something new that I learned was how to find the centre of the Milky Way using a scorpion and a teapot.

Jonathan finds an artefact older than his father at the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich.

Jonathan finds an artefact older than his father at the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich.

There was an interesting Marvellous Moons exhibit with plenty of facts about the solar systems many moons. The thing that I liked most about it was that instead of focusing on planets it was focusing on moons that were almost more interesting than the planets.

The Planetarium cafe had delicious food and everybody enjoyed it.

After reading through some reviews on https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186338-d678565-Reviews-Peter_Harrison_Planetarium-London_England.html it was obvious that like me lots of people enjoyed the experience and I would recommend it to anybody.  Both my mum and dad enjoyed the experience saying it was very informative and the talks were well presented.

Thomas pictured with a statue of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin at the Peter Harrison, Planetarium, Greenwich.

Thomas pictured with a statue of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin at the Peter Harrison, Planetarium, Greenwich.

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