Year 10 Trip to Lancaster University

On Tuesday 10th December, around 100 year 10 students from schools across Furness will be visting Lancaster University Physics Department.

After eating in one of the university cafeterias the students will be treated to a lecture on anti-matter by CERN physicist Dr Roger Jones. This will be followed by a tour of the physics research facilities and some spectacular demonstrations.

After a quick tour of the general campus the students will be bussed back to Furness, all courtesy of the Ogden Trust.

Year 10 students interested in taking part should contact their physics teacher in school.

Andy Newsam’s return confirmed

“Public Lecture – Things that go Bang in the Night” on 1st October 2013 at 19:30  Duration: 1 1/2  hrs .

The Universe is a dynamic, ever-changing place full of extremes. From Black Holes to asteroids, massive exploding stars to elusive distant planets, every part of the Universe poses it own questions. But how are astronomers trying answer those questions? And how can you take part? Come along to find out.

Address: Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College  Rating Lane,  Barrow-in-Furness,  Cumbria.   LA13 9LE

For more details contact Mr Alaric Thompson by phone (01229 483900) or email (

Finding objects in the night sky

Dr Keith Robinson makes a welcome return to the Furness and South Lakes Astronomical Society with a talk entitled ‘Finding objects in the night sky’.
Although a professional astrophysicist at Salford University, Keith regularly observes the night sky through a ‘small’ telescope. His talk will provide a good follow-on from our beginners sessions held last autumn, and covers everything you need to get on target with your observing.

Friday 3rd May at 7:30pm in the Lower Meeting Room of Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness. The post code is LA14 5HT