Coronation Courtyard Late at the RAS

Graphic for the RAS coronation courtyard late, featuring three images depicting an actor playing the role of Caroline Herschel in the RAS Library, the Corona constellation from Urania's Mirror constellation cards, and a close-up of people making LED light circuits with resistors and insulation tape.
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On the eve of the coronation, spend an hour at the Royal Astronomical Society during the Courtyard Late at Burlington House.

On Friday 5 May, you can book one of three slots for an hour-long programme of activities at the Royal Astronomical Society. Create your very own illuminated coronation constellation crown using circuits, LEDs and resistors. Follow this with a visit to the RAS library for dramatic performances and an exhibition about the work of the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, and how his star catalogue and atlas influenced the work of later astronomers, like Caroline Herschel. This will also be the first opportunity to see the completed RAS bicentenary patchwork quilt!

This event will be repeated three times throughout the evening. Book a free ticket via Eventbrite.

  • 5.30pm - 6.25pm
  • 6.30pm - 7.25pm
  • 7.30pm - 8.25pm

Neighbouring Burlington House societies will also be opening their doors on the evening of Friday 5 May! Check out their events pages to find out more and book in advance:

Society of Antiquaries of London

Royal Chemistry Society

The Linnean Society of London


With thanks to the British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Engagement Committee for supporting this event.