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.
The 2019/20 David Elder Lecture series in the Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre includes the following talks...
International Space Station Flight Control
Guest Speaker: Andrea Boyd
18.30 and 20.00, Wednesday 25 September 2019
Black Holes, Exoplanets, and Hurricanes: Making the next generation of discoveries
Guest Speaker: Dr Brooke Simmons
18.30 and 20.00, Tuesday 29 October 2019
Weird New Worlds
Guest Speaker: Dr Beth Biller
18.30 and 20.00, Wednesday 27 November 2019
Satellite Applications: Bringing Space Down to Earth
Guest Speaker: Astrid Werkmeister
18.30 and 20.00, Wednesday 29 January 2020
Solar Flares: The most energetic explosions in the solar system
Guest Speaker: Prof. Philippa Browning
18.30 and 20.00, Wednesday 26 February 2020
Cassini-Huygens and the Lord of the Rings
Guest Speaker: Dr Sheila Kanani
18.30 and 20.00, Wednesday 25 March 2020