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Royal Astronomical Society

The Astronomical Society of London, now known as the Royal Astronomical Society, was founded in 1820 by astronomers including Charles Babbage.


London History Day at the Royal Astronomical Society
2.00pm - 3.00pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.00pm - 5.00pm
FREE - Book online

Visit us in Burlington House on the afternoon of 31 May to learn more about our history and our members through drama and interactive demonstrations.

Sign up for a free ticket for an hour-long visit which will include:

  • A look at astronomical treasures on display in the library
  • A short, interactive introduction to algorithms with Charles Babbage
  • An audience with astronomer Caroline Herschel. 

Please book your free tickets via Eventbrite
Ticket times are 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm.
Contact reception on +44 (0)20 7734 4582 or +44 (0)20 7734 3307 or email if you are running late.

Book your ticket


Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House
London W1J 0BQ

Royal Astronomical Society 

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