Adult Astronomy Course: Understanding Relativity

Courses available in July 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).

Understanding Relativity introduces the fundamental concepts of relativity, without the aid of mathematics. Dr Paul Payne uses computer graphics 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 — the century-old theories at the foundation of modern physics — to comprehend the cosmos.

Weekend Course: Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 July 2017
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm