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.
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  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 (and 3 other dates)
    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 (and 1 other date)
    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. Cosmology

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to know about the origin and future of the universe? Will the universe expand forever? Discuss the latest evidence. Examine the current theories. Repeat the most important cosmological observation ever made!
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Further cosmology

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Galaxies: once called 'island universes'

    Course Date: Thu 8 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Galaxies come in several types: the most familiar are beautiful spirals. They contain billions of stars, supermassive black holes and sometimes dark clouds where stars may form. Come and see for yourself.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  7. Guest lecture: Astronomy

    Course Date: Fri 2 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Raman 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. (This lecture links with HS001 Astronomy at the UCL Observatory, Mill Hill.).
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  8. Life beyond the Earth? What are the possibilities?

    Course Date: Sun 22 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can we find planets beyond the solar system that could harbour Earth-type life? Do we know what conditions are essential to life? What about life as we don’t know it?
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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