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2024 Back to Basics Astronomy Course with Notebook & Pen


4 Thursday evenings: 7th, 14th, 28th November & 5th December 2024 Please note there is a break between weeks 2 and 3 of the course

Time 19.30 pm - 21.30 pm

Course lecturer: Dr Sandra Voss

Back to Basics Astronomy Course Gift Package includes:

  • Gift Ticket
  • Lenticular notebook: lined pages, wire bound, 11 cms x  14.5 cms, designs vary
  • Exclusive Science Centre pen: outer colours vary
  • Exclusive Science Centre card with envelope: blank for your own message


This course is presented on four Thursday evenigs starting 7th November but with a break between weeks 2 and 3.

Over the 4 weeks you will be given a basic guide to topics including:

  • Sun, Earth & Moon
  • Our Solar System
  • 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 pratical activities and it is hoped that, weather permitting, there will be opportunity to look through an historic telescope.

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 call us: 01323 832731. We cannot accept under 18s onto the course without an accompanying adult.



One evening per week for 4 weeks: please note dates above
Maximum 24 places
We recommend that you bring a torch (preferably red light if you have one) and please wear warm clothing and sensible, warm footwear.
Hot / cold drinks and snacks can be purchased from our Cafe.
The course takes place in one of our observatory domes on the first floor accessed by 2 flights of stairs.
You will receive the course content prior to the course via the e-mail address you provide at the time of booking.
No refund can be issued within 7 days of the start of the course.
If you wish to cancel the course and it is prior to 7 days before the event, there will be a £5 administration charge which will be taken off the refund.
£5 administration fee will be charged for a course transfer before or during the course.
Parking is on the parking field at the front of The Centre: You will be informed of alternative parking if our usual grass parking area has had to be closed.
If using Sat Nav, please use ‘Wartling Road’ and NOT our postcode.