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We are excited to announce a brand new course for 2023!
The course 'Back to Basics Astronomy: a practical approach' is designed to be just that! A basic introduction to astronomy for absolute beginners. It will be a mixture of slides and dialogue but there will be props, practical activities and demonstrations to help you visualise the information.
The course is presented on 4 Thursday evenings: 9 November, 16 November, 30 November, 7 December. Please note there will be a break between week 2 and week 3.
Over the 4 weeks you will be given a basic guide on a variety of topics including:
- Earth, Moon & Sun
- Other things in our Solar System including the planets and their moons
- Our galaxy and other galaxies
- Looking into space: a practical guide to telescopes and binoculars
While the course is classroom based there will be plenty of practical activities and hopefully if the weather permits we may even get a chance to look through one of the historic telescopes.
This course is aimed at adults. If you wish to enquire about booking an under 18 (with an accompanying adult) onto the course then please phone The Centre on 01323 832731. We cannot accept under 18s onto the course without an accompanying adult.
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Course lecturer: Dr Sandra Voss
You can book online using Paypal and depending on the device you are booking with there should be an option to book online without using Paypal (check out as a guest using your debit or credit card). Please telephone The Centre on 01323 832731 to secure your place(s) if you are unable to book online.
If you are looking for a present then you can purchase a Gift Ticket package for this courses. Please visit our Gift Ticket page to purchase and see the terms and conditions.
Please note that the Gift Ticket package includes a notebook and pen and therefore the price is different to the one shown on this page.
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