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Introduction to Astronomy Short Course (first session)
November 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£25.00
Book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-astronomy-tickets-125719397101
This is an introduction to astronomy. No prior knowledge is assumed and it suits adults and older children. The first week looks at constellations and how to find your way around the night sky using charts, planispheres and maps with the naked eye. The second week covers the solar system looking at the planets, asteroid and kuiper belts and out as far as the oort cloud. There is also a look at inter-stellar space where stars are formed in gaseous nebulae and then on to inter-galactic space and some of our nearest galactic neigbours. We finish with a look at binoculars and telescopes.
The course starts at 7.30pm and will finish between 9.30/10.00pm depending on the weather. If it is clear there will be observing and the finish will be closer to 10pm.
The cost is £25.
Please note that Eventbrite will only confirm the first date but the £25 is for two consecutive weeks.