Astronomy Courses in London
Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
Location on this date: OS - Off SiteAn 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 including Dr Francisco Diego.Full fee: £259.00Senior fee: £207.00Concession: £158.00
Science guest lecture from Professor Raman Prinja: The future of the Universe: From rings around Mars, to the great Andromeda collision and beyond'Course Date: Thu 11 Apr 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetRaman 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.
Raman Prinja's main research interests are in the studies of the evolution and properties of the most massive stars in our Galaxy. He has been awarded the the Pol and Christiane Swings research prize and is a multiple winner of the UCL Teaching awards.
Beyond research and teaching, Raman is keen to promote astronomy to wider audiences, and has written several successful outreach-level books, including the award winning titles 'Science Crazy','Night Sky Watcher' and most recently 'Planetarium'.Full fee: £9.00Senior fee: £9.00Concession: £9.00
Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDo 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: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA 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: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Course Date: Fri 31 May 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course will present a short scientific history of the world from the Big Bang to the evolution of Homo sapiens. It is intended to lay a foundation for subsequent studies of human history, and to provide a deeper historical perspective for such studies.
Ian Crawford is an astronomer and planetary scientist, and is currently Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is also a vice president of the Royal Astronomical Society.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £30.00
Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIf 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,.Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00
Astronomy in focus: Human exploration to the moon and beyond. Prof Ian Crawford and other experts offer short presentations followed by panel debateCourse Date: Sat 22 Jun 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn the year of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, Professor Ian Crawford, Francisco Diego, Radmila Topalovic and Roger O'Brien offer four short talks on key areas of human exploration, including ethical and scientific aspects, followed by panel debate and discussion.
Ian Crawford is currently Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is also a vice president of the Royal Astronomical Society. Ian's research focusses mainly on lunar geology, including the possibility of finding economically useful resources on the Moon, and on the search for past or present life on Mars.
Francisco Diego is Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL, keen populariser of natural sciences with extensive experience as a planetarium producer/presenter, lecturer, author and broadcaster. He is founder and director of Your Universe, the UCL festival of Astronomy.
Roger O'brien was the boy the Space Race was run for – ten when Sputnik 1 went into orbit and Patrick Moore began “The Sky at Night”. Six further decades of studying and teaching astronomy have included work with The Royal Ob servatory Greenwich, the Open University and the Workers’ Educational Association and City Lit.
Radmila Topalovic was an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. She holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry. She is a teacher and writer contributing columns to The Guardian's Starwatch feature. She is particularly passionate about quantum physics and astrobiology and is currently Programme Leader for Science and Engineering at Kaplan International College as well as a regular tutor at City Lit.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £39.00
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