Astronomy and Space 2016
A twelve week course for beginners (with the option of one extra 13th week!)
This course is suitable for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. During the course you will be introduced to the basic techniques used in astronomy and construct your own simple telescope. You will learn about the solar system, our place in the Universe, comets and meteorites. You will be introduced to cosmology, life and death of stars, time and its importance in astronomy and discuss life in the Universe. The course also includes a lecture on and visit to the Space Geodesy Facility where they track satellites using powerful lasers. This course is also designed so that you can take advantage of the Centre's historic telescopes. Viewing is of course weather permitting and due to the nature of the course content it may also not be possible because of time constraints. However, if the weather is good there should be plenty of opportunities for you to look through a large telescope during the 13 weeks.
Time 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Dates September 14th to November 30th (13th week December 7th)
Cost £150 per person (NO extra charge for the 13th week)
Course lecturers: Dr. Sandra Voss, Dr. Roger Wood, Victoria Smith (Space Geodesy Facility).
Numbers are limited to 30 people per course so book early!
We recommend warm clothing for all evening courses and a red light torch if you have one.
What the students think!
"The course has been great and I'm looking forward to reflecting on the lectures and developing my knowledge."
"The whole course was wonderful and left me wanting more."
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"I wasn't sure what to expect - but really enjoyed it. Complex ideas but fascinating."
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