Introduction to The Solar System
15 September to 6 October: This 4 week course will introduce you to the Solar System including the Sun, Earth, Moon, planets (including their moons) and other minor bodies. The course is suitable for those with a basic understanding of science but little or no knowledge of the subject is required.
This course is delivered at The Observatory Science Centre every Thursday evening for 4 weeks starting on 15 September. It offers a short, targeted introduction for beginners. It will help you digest the subject matter in easy to understand language, guiding you through all aspects of the Solar System. The content will focus on:
The Earth, Moon and Sun
Other planets and their moons
Minor bodies such as dwarf planets, comets, asteroids and meteors
The edge of the solar system
The beginning and end of the solar system
Who is this course for?
It is our aim to present material as a narrative and explanations that can be understood by anyone with a basic knowledge of maths and science (although maths is not a requirement).
Course lecturer: Jarvis Brand
Times: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
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). Alternatively 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 course. Please visit the on-line shop. 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.
We recommend that you bring a red light torch if you have one and please wear warm clothing and sensible, warm footwear.
There is a break half way through the lecture and hot drinks can be purchased at the reduced rate of just £1.50 per hot drink. Cold drinks and snacks can be purchased at the regular price.
The course takes place in one of our observatory domes on the first floor which is accessed by 2 flights of stairs.
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