Adult Astronomy Courses

Comprehend the cosmos with one of Sydney Observatory’s astronomy courses, led by Dr Paul Payne. These courses are suitable for adults and senior students (years 11 and 12).



Astronomical Concepts (courses beginning in February 2018)

This 8-week course explores the concepts that underpin our understanding of the universe and also introduces some of the more elaborate theories, like quantum physics and relativity, and applies them to the latest discoveries in astronomy. The complex is made simple and your understanding of the universe is given a new enlightened dimension.


Understanding Relativity (course beginning in March 2018)

Understanding Relativity introduces the fundamental concepts of relativity, allowing you to develop a strong understanding of how time and space affect the physical Universe. Together you’ll look at Einstein’s development of the special and general Theories of Relativity and discover more about the Universe.