Intermediate Level Astronomy
The aim of this course is to build on the knowledge gained at Level 1 in a more formal and in-depth manner… further exploration of our fascinating science.
More topics – and more detailed themes within the disciplines of astrophysics and cosmology will be combined with the very latest astronomy information. During the course you will learn about:
- Astrochemistry, astrobiology and planetary geology: the ‘life’ relationship.
- Observing techniques in astronomy; optical, radio, infra-red and other wavelengths; stellar spectroscopy and spectral shift.
- The universal time scale and eventual fate; missing mass, dark matter and dark energy; black hole controversies.
- Variable stars, supernovae, the behaviour of light … and exactly how do we measure the distances to the stars…?
…and once again, running alongside these new topics, we will further explore the actual night-sky – learning to navigate your way around the night-sky is great fun…
The course runs on consecutive TUESDAY evenings, 7-9 pm, and is SEVEN weeks in duration
Next course: Commences 6th February 2018
Tutorial dates: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February. 6th, 13th, 20th March
Fee for the full course £99 per head
To reserve your place or for more information,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the centre: 01253 772974