Astronomy Courses in London

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.
  1. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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, how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.



    Roger O' Brien has taught astronomy for the Workers’ Educational Association, the OU, and the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Credit: ESO

    Astronomy: current developments and suggestions for clear nights

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Astronomy and space science are dynamic, constantly changing: new telescopes, new detectors, new space-missions and lots of plans. We shall look at some of these things and bring students up to date, with a speculative glance into the future.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Science guest lecture Professor Ian Crawford - The new science of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this talk Professor Crawford will summarise the new interdisciplinary science of astrobiology -- the search for life in the universe. The talk will begin by describing the planetary and evolutionary context of life on Earth and its implications for finding life elsewhere. Building on this perspective, the talk will consider the prospects for finding life, or evidence for past life, elsewhere in our Solar System, for example on the planet Mars and the icy moons of the outer solar system, before moving on to consider the potential habitability of planets recently discovered orbiting other stars.



    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. 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.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  4. Further cosmology

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    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

  5. Astronomy for fun

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 7 Jun 2020
    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,.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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