Alien Season

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST AUGUST 2013

ADDRESS
, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
 
 
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Dates:
 until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Various
 
PRICES
Various prices, some free.
 

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Are we alone in the universe? If not, would all aliens be as friendly as ET? The Royal Observatory Greenwich is attempting to answer these questions throughout 2013 with their Alien Season. Exploring the topic that splits opinions worldwide, this display takes an intimate look at the history of our relationship with alien life and the role it has played in both science and culture. Among the events on the line-up are Alien Revolution, an exploration of the development of our opinion on extra-terrestrials and the impact it has had on religion, literature, philosophy, art and film; and We Are Aliens!, this immersive show narrated by Rupert Grint delves into how life on Earth has helped in the hunt for aliens elsewhere in the Universe. Further to this, a number of classic science fiction movies featuring aliens will be screened throughout the series, each of which will be accompanied by a short talk outlining the inspiration behind the movie and the science behind the fiction.

 

About Royal Observatory Greenwich

This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the base point for World Time and the site of Longitude 0. If you time it right, you can watch the timeball drop at 13:00 each day. More about Royal Observatory Greenwich

LondonTown.com - Alien Season Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
North Greenwich Tube Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Maze Hill Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Greenwich Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  36% off
    Bugsby Way, SE10 | 19 minutes from Alien Season
    Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ... More
     
     
     
    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  36% off
    South Quay, E14 | 28 minutes from Alien Season
    Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
     
     
     
    Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £48  37% off
    5 Fairmont Avenue, E14 | 33 minutes from Alien Season
    Only fifteen minutes from London City Airport by taxi and close to Canary Wharf, the ExCeL exhibition centre and The O2 arena, the Radisson Blu Edwardian ... More
     
     
     
     
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    London > Events > Tours  Dates: Monday 25th May 2015 at 7pm-8.45pm and 9.15pm-11pm
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as Alien Season
    BBC presenter Professor Chris Lintott introduces a planetarium show which explores the beginning of the universe....More
     
     
     
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    The Cat In The Hat (Over 3s)
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 25th May 2015 at 1pm and 3pm
    Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 | 4 minutes from Alien Season
    Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss....More
     
     
     
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    Meet The Maker Market For Craft & Design Month
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 25th May 2015 - 10.30am-5pm
    Greenwich Market, College Approach, SE10 | 4 minutes from Alien Season
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    Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
    London > Entertainment >
    Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 6 minutes from Alien Season
    The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ... More
     
     
     
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    Up the Creek
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 6 minutes from Alien Season
    Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Picturehouse
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from Alien Season
    This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    London > Attractions > Museums
    National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as Alien Season
    This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the ... More
     
     
     
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    The Queen's House
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Park Row, SE10 | Same location as Alien Season
    As far as royal residences go, the Queen's House is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. ... More
     
     
     
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    National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as Alien Season
    The £15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ... More
     
     
     
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    The Cheeseboard
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from Alien Season
    A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
     
     
     
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    The Creaky Shed
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from Alien Season
    This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ... More
     
     
     
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    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 12 minutes from Alien Season
    A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
     
     
     
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    Spread Eagle
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    1-2 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 4 minutes from Alien Season
    In spite of its name, its Victorian pub exterior and an interesting collection of Greenwich memorabilia, the Spread Eagle is not a pub, or even a ... More
     
     
     
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    Trafalgar Tavern
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Alien Season
    British Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    The Old Brewery
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from Alien Season
    A mix of experimental brewery, cafe, restaurant and heritage site, the Grade II listed Old Brewery is a seven days a week operation. It's also only ... More
     
     
     
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    Four Corners
    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.8 miles from Alien Season
    For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
     
     
     
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    University of Greenwich
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 4 minutes from Alien Season
    The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
     
     
     
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4.4 miles from Alien Season
    Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from Alien Season
    As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
     
     
     
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    Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
    London > Leisure > Golf
    Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 26 minutes from Alien Season
    If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it ... More
     
     
     
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    Brooklyn Bowl
    London > Leisure >
    O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from Alien Season
    Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
     
     
     
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    Bar Du Musee Café
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from Alien Season
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    The Trafalgar Tavern
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Alien Season
    The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
     
     
     
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    The Greenwich Union
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from Alien Season
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    The Old Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from Alien Season
    Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
     
     
     
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    Studio 338
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 20 minutes from Alien Season
    Following a major refurbishment, Studio 338 reopened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. ... More
     
     
     
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    Proud2 at The O2
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 28 minutes from Alien Season
    In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ... More
     
     
     
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    Museum of London Docklands
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 miles from Alien Season
    In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
     
     
     
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    Laban
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 15 minutes from Alien Season
    Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
     
     
     
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    The O2
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from Alien Season
    The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
     
     
     

    Royal Observatory Greenwich events

     
    ElementalElementalBBC presenter Professor Chris Lintott introduces a planetarium show which explores the beginning of the universe.2015-05-25T19:00:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all the categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and the Young2015-05-25T00:00:00+01002015-07-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  18th September 2014 to 19th July 2015
    VENUE  Royal Observatory Greenwich 
    The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all the categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and the Young... More about this event
     
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    Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
    Category: event
    Free EventOn Soon
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    The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who: DiscussionThe Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who: Discussion2015-06-05T19:00:00+01002015-06-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
    Category: event
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    Summer Solstice Sun Day (Over 7s)Summer Solstice Sun Day (Over 7s)Themed events and activities.2015-06-21T13:00:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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