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
    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. 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. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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