Upcoming Events

 September 2018

GCSE Astronomy recommences for current students
Thursday 6th September

Students can find all tutorial dates on the GCSE Astronomy page


October 2018

Rossall Speaker Series: Darkness Falls
Monday 1st October 2018, 7.00pm
£10 per person or £25 for 3-lecture series

In the first of three Astronomy lectures, discover the absolute wonder of the Universe, and the very latest revelations related to 21st-century Astronomy and Space. Probe the depths of nature and travel through time to unravel the enigma of life and why the fate of humanity lies ‘out there’.



January 2019

Rossall Speaker Series: Moon Watcher
Monday 14th January 2018, 7.00pm
£10 per person or £25 for 3-lecture series

Explore our beautiful, natural satellite, The Moon. This most majestic night sky object is often overlooked, yet is free to view for all of us. Through a history of observation and exploration, learn some surprising facts and map the Moon for yourself. This ‘How? Why? When?’ session on the Moon will see you leave knowing exactly what you’re looking at and hopefully foster a greater appreciation for our neighbouring rock.



May 2019

Rossall Speaker Series: Star Trek: Fact or Fiction?
Monday 6th May 2019, 7.00pm
£10 per person or £25 for 3-lecture series

In the final lecture in our Astronomy series, we explore the ins and outs of space travel and delve into Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek universe. How much of the fictional adventures are actually fact? Can we really travel at ‘Warp factor 10’, and can we really have Scotty ‘beam’ us up, and if not, why not?
While the Starship Enterprise is still a work of fiction, find out how we’d benefit from the technology in reality.



June 2019

GCSE Astronomy Exam
Date TBC



The Sir Francis Graham-Smith Annual Lecture

Sir Francis is an Ex Astronomer Royal, and an Old Rossallian.
A wonderful link to Rossall’s heritage and that of Lawrence House, Sir Francis also formally opened the Astronomy Centre in 2008.