Make 2017 an astronomical year with a short astronomy course held at Sydney Observatory taught by Dr. Paul Payne. These courses are suitable for adults and senior students (years 11 and 12).
Exploring the Heavens (courses available in August 2017)
This highly engaging introduction to astronomy provides a memorable understanding of the planets, stars and constellations of our night sky.
Popular astronomy educator Dr Paul Payne uses 3D virtual reality media to provide a history of astronomy and an exploration of different types of telescopes – some of which you’ll use to explore the night sky (weather permitting). Paul brings astronomy alive and contextualises the cosmos in a way that isn’t possible with a textbook or Powerpoint presentation.
Astronomical Concepts (courses available in October 2017)
Astronomical Concepts is an 8-week course that explores the concepts that underpin our understanding of the universe. From the planets to the stars and the cosmos, a few simple concepts help explain much of what we observe in the universe today.
Taught by popular astronomy educator Dr Paul Payne, Astronomical Concepts also introduces some of the more elaborate theories, like quantum physics and relativity, and applies them to the latest discoveries in astronomy. Aided with the latest in 3D stereo graphics, the complex is made simple and your understanding of the universe is given a new enlightened dimension.