Science

Look to the stars or stay closer to home with a wide range of topical and specialist short courses on subjects including astronomy, evolution and genetics that are ideal for anyone curious about our planet and what lies beyond it.
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  1. Artificial intelligence: threat or promise?

    Course Date: Thu 8 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From chatbots to medical diagnosis machines, what challenges and promises does this technology offer to society? This overview course will look at the history, science and philosophical questions behind the rapid and astonishing developments in this field.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Astronomy at the UCL observatory, Mill Hill

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    An intensive course with unique access to the facilities of the UCL Observatory, including practical experiments and solar observations. Learn how stars live and die, the characteristics of the variety of planets that orbit them and discover the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Tutors: UCL staff.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Astronomy day: The universe: 13.8 billion years in a day

    Course Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A unique opportunity to spend a day travelling though the history of the universe from the Big Bang to the rise of galaxies and exploding stars to the creation of earth-like planets and possibility of life. The most massive stars in the Universe will be described and discussed, based on spectacular images from the space and ground-based telescopes. The enormous significance of these stars spans from prolific star formation, powerful outflows, shaping of galaxies, and forging live-giving chemical elements. Speakers will discuss the history of our planet and the sequence of accidents that have produced this unique and fragile environment where life emerged and developed to amazing levels of complexity and diversity, but always unified by the same basic chemical patterns. Would this happen elsewhere in the Universe?
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Course Date: Sun 7 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A leisurely walk through back garden astronomy. Learn how to find your way around the constellations, whether to buy a telescope, how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. Astronomy: a practical guide

    Course Date: Sun 11 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have taken some introductory steps in astronomy, here is a chance to develop your use of eyes, binoculars and telescopes and to demystify technical terms. There will be advice on planning observations and how to identify what you see.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Exploring the quantum world

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what quantum theory is? Are you baffled by relativity? Learn about the interpretations of quantum physics and what it means for our conception of reality.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  7. Further cosmology

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you know a bit about cosmology and want to know more? There are intriguing results from the Planck

    Mission. Many people and some theorists want to know what happened before the Big Bang. Do we

    need multi-verses, parallel universes, branes, superstrings? What news from CERN? A chance to delve

    more deeply into this fascinating subject.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  8. Galaxies: once called 'island universes'

    Course Date: Thu 23 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Galaxies come in several types: the most familiar are beautiful spirals. They contain billions of stars, supermassive black holes and sometimes dark clouds where stars may form. Come and see for yourself.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  9. Genes, genomes and genetic manipulation

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Want to learn more about the biggest revolution in biomedical sciences? Genetics and DNA manipulation increasingly influence our lives. Learn about the basics of DNA technology, its uses and how it affects us.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. NASA/Dennis M. Davidson via Wikimedia Commons

    Guest lecture: extraterrestrial resources: mining the moon and asteroids

    Course Date: Wed 7 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Could the resource base of the solar system be used to supplement the economic resources of our own planet? Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck argues that materials from the moon and asteroids could contribute to a space-based economy from which our own world will ultimately benefit.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  11. Image credit: "Geology Snow Turret Arch Sandstone Winter" via Max Pixel

    Introduction to geology

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Geology, the study of solid Earth, rocks and the processes by which they change, is a vast subject covering billions of years of history and offering insights into areas such as past climates and the history of life. Discover more about the underlying principles of this important science such as plate tectonics, how rocks are made and the evolution of life.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  12. Physics: towards a theory of everything

    Course Date: Wed 11 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore fundamental aspects of physics such as the nature of light, matter and energy and the physical laws governing our universe. Learn about the revolutionary discoveries of the world around us.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £83.00

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