An audience listens to a speaker at a David Elder lecture in the Planetarium

David Elder Lectures

Glasgow Science Centre is proud to host the David Elder Lectures in partnership with the University of Strathclyde's Department of Physics. The David Elder lecture series presents a line-up of fascinating talks by expert astronomers, spaceflight pioneers, award-winning science writers and broadcasters. This lecture series continues the tradition of monthly astronomy lectures in Glasgow which began with the first David Elder Lecture in 1905!

This regular monthly programme of talks runs over the winter months each year. Each lecture costs only £6. Each lecture lasts approx. 1 hour and is best suited to older teenagers and adults.

  • Month: Monthly from September to March
  • Time: 6.30pm and 8pm unless otherwise stated
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: £6 per lecture

Some aspects of the lectures are technical and they are therefore most likely to appeal to older teenagers and interested adults.

Details of the 2020/2021 lecture series will be forthcoming later in the year.

If you were booked to attend our scheduled event in March 2020, please get in touch with us by emailing to discuss options.


The University of Strathclyde - Department of Physics


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