Adult Astronomy Course: Exploring the Heavens

Courses available in August 2017

Make 2017 an astronomical year with a short course held at Sydney Observatory. These courses are suitable for adults and senior students (years 11 and 12).

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 weekly and the available course is:

  1. Thursdays 24 August to 21 September
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