Courses – Science & Nature

ASTRONOMY: Discovering the Universe – 1 and 2

Brian Kelly

Part 1 of this introductory astronomy course will focus on our own Solar System, exploring the Sun, the planets and their moons, and the comets and asteroids. You’ll also learn how to find your own way around the night sky and see many of these objects for yourself, with the minimum of equipment.

Code LLD88 Tuesday 6.30 – 8.30pm Starts November 6 – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35

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Part two of these introductory astronomy classes takes us out to the edge of the Universe, to explore the realm of the stars and galaxies and discover the ultimate fate of the Universe itself. We’ll also learn how astronomers study these remote objects and find out how you too can observe the wonders of the night sky.

Code LLD933 Tuesday 6.30 – 8.30pm Start January 22 – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35

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SCIENTISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Neil Paterson

A journey from the small claustrophobic universe of the Middle Ages to our dizzying current conception of an expanding and perhaps limitless cosmos through four scientific revolutions.

  • Spheres, Orbits and Horoscopes: Copernicus, Kepler and the Scientific Revolution
  • Mechanics, Maths and Magic: Isaac Newton’s Clockwork Universe
  • Comprehending the Incomprehensible: Albert Einstein’s annus mirabilis
  • In the Realm of the Nebulae: Edwin Hubble and the Expanding Universe

Code LLD 82 Monday 6.30 – 8.30pm Starts October 8 – 4 weeks Fee: £32/£28

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