Adult Astronomy Course: Exploring the Heavens

Duration: 2.5 hours

Discover more about astronomy with a short course held at Sydney Observatory. These courses are suitable for all adults.

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.

The 5-week course takes place from 6–8.30pm and the available courses are:

  • Tuesdays, 28 April – 26 May 2020
  • Thursdays, 30 April – 28 May 2020
  • Thursdays, 4 June – 2 July 2020

Click here to view the full course outline.


MAAS Member Adult$170

Pre-payment is required to secure your booking.

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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Sydney Observatory venue page, including:

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