Astronomy

From probable beginnings to exoplanets and supernovas to satellites, let us guide through the visible night sky and beyond with a range of astronomy courses to suit all interests.
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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
    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

  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. 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

  6. 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

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