Croydon Astronomical Society Lectures are held on alternate Fridays on the dates shown below from 7:45 pm to about 10:00 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre of the Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey. The Lecture Theatre is located on the lower ground floor of the Great Hall, which can be identified by the floodlit belfry. The entrance is on the opposite side of the building to the car park at the far end. There is a large car park on the left shortly after you drive in the gates.
The Royal Russell School is in Coombe Lane, Croydon about 200 yds from Ballards Way.
Location of lecture theatre within the school site
This movie shows the route from the car park to the classroom G4 in the basement of The Great Hall where we meet.
If the video fails to work you can download the video from this link (right click and then use 'save as' to save it to your computer). You can then play it using the media player on your computer. If you do not wish to use Media Player you can download a pdf copy of directions to Royal Russell School Here
How to find the Royal Russell School
Here are a couple of maps showing the location, one is a sketch map and the second a wide field view of where we are in relation to Croydon Town Centre Here. A copy of the Croydon Tramlink Route Map can be viewed here .
Our meetings are held in the building in the centre of the mauve circle.
More detailed information on the location of the lectures within the school site can be found below.
Here is a Google Maps composite Map & Satellite Image - the car park is on the left inside the entrance. The lectures are in the building south of the Tennis Courts (The Great Hall) - the entrance to the lecture theatre (Room G4) is down the steps on the South side of the Great Hall.
You can get to the school using Croydon Tramlink - the Coombe Lane Tramstop is the yellow dot just East of the school entrance on the map above. You can get there directly from East Croydon Station and with a maximum of one change from Wimbledon, Beckenham, New Addington & Elmers End as well as all stops in between. Route 3 the green one on the Tramlink map takes you to Coombe Lane Tramstop for the Royal Russell School.
Good connections to East Croydon, Wimbledon, West Croydon, Mitcham Junction, Birkbeck, & Elmers End Railway Stations - come and meet us soon !
Details of the services are available on the Croydon Tramlink Web Site.
Use the Transport for London journey planner below to plan your journey to our lectures at the Royal Russell School. You need to arrive around 19:30 to be there for the start of the lectures at 19:45. You need to set your arrival time in the Journey Planner Search window that will appear when you press leave now.