Croydon Astronomical Society present a series of talks on subjects related to astronomy on Fridays at the Junior School Hall of The Royal Russell School in Croydon.  We normally have one main talk of about 1 hour and a shorter talk of 30 minutes or less.

The talks start at 7:45 pm and are open to anyone.  There is no need to book; just turn up.

For details of car parking, a map and access by public transport click here.

There is no charge for the talks but there is a suggested donation of £3 per person to help cover the costs of venue hire and the speaker (larger donations are of course very welcome).  Refreshments are available for a nominal charge.

The talks programme is shown below.   Due to circumstances beyond our control there may be last minute changes.

We meet in a school with boarding pupils.  Please see the rules we ask visitors to follow.

Suspension of meetings at Royal Russell School and at the Norman Fisher Observatory.


Update: May 2021.  We are sorry to say that we are still unable to re-open either our meetings at Royal Russell School or our Observatory.


Although we are now allowed 30 visitors outside we would still have to maintain social distancing and our site is just too small.   Inside the observatory dome it is too small to socially distance even the six people we are allowed and there is the risk of cross contamination from touching the telescope and eyepiece.


Also we are currently unable to hold meetings at Royal Russell school.


On behalf of the Committee I would like to thank you for your understanding and patience in these trying times. We wish all of you and your friends & families good health.


We MAY be able to help members who need help in setting up their telescopes.  If you are in this category please get in touch.

We will attempt to maintain a “virtual” online presence here on our website, on Facebook and on Twitter but the exact nature of this will evolve over the coming weeks.

Talks programme (all on-line at the moment)  Members should get a Teams link.

4th June    AGM

18th June

2nd July

16th July

Then we close for the summer.  We hope to start physical meetings once we open in September.