Astronomy Now! Level 2

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: TBC


Fee for the full course  £99 per head

To reserve your place or for more information,

Email: or ring the centre:    01253 772974