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. 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

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

    Course Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Universe: 13.8 billion years in a day. 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. Speakers include Professor Raman Prinja and Dr Francisco Diego from UCL and Roger O’Brien (of City Lit) who will bring to a general audience some of the latest ideas from this dynamic and complex field. Superb imagery and the chance to discuss key questions will offer new insights into some of our most profound questions.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Black holes

    Course Date: Sun 26 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us on an imaginary journey to a black hole. Discover if they obey Newton's Law of Universal Gravity and what happens if we fall into one.
    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. HS130 Guest lecture: Animals and language. Credit: Moira Yip

    Guest lecture: Animals and language

    Course Date: Thu 30 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A simultaneously skeptical and admiring take on the communication skills of the animal world. Prof. Moira Yip, formerly of UCL’s Department of Linguistics, is an expert on human language. So how do other animals measure up? This talk, illustrated with videos and sound files of a wide variety of species, will present recent work on animals’ remarkable talents and explore the gulf which still exists between them and us.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  11. 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

  12. Guest lecture: The future of the Universe: from rings around Mars to the great Andromeda collision and beyond

    Course Date: Fri 3 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Raman Prinja, Professor of Astrophysics at UCL, looks at the biggest question of all: the future of the universe. A lecture illustrated with superb imagery from powerful telescopes which explores some of the latest thinking in astronomy on this most challenging topic. (This lecture links with HS001 Astronomy at the UCL Observatory, Mill Hill.).
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. The history of science

    Course Date: Mon 6 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What we call science takes many forms, from investigating the smallest constituents of matter, to producing new drugs to combat disease, to understanding the life cycle of stars. What, if anything, do these activities have in common? In this course we will uncover a fascinating story of how science has developed and diversified over the past three millennia, at the same time identifying a set of characteristics which distinguish scientific endeavour from other forms of human activity.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

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