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.
4 Item(s)
  1. 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

  2. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Course Date: Sat 5 Aug 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, and 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

  3. Astronomy: a practical guide

    Course Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have already enjoyed a gentle introduction to astronomy, here is the next step: what to look for and how to do and find out more. De-mystify some of the specialist software, equipment and terminology of the subject.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. 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

4 Item(s)

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list