Taster session - Tuesday 5 March, 12.30 - 2.30pm10 week course - Tuesdays 12.30 - 2.30pm starting on Tuesday 30 April
What will I learn?We will learn about astronomy and its associated technologies throughout history, from the naked eye to the telescope to the Voyager 1 space probe. We will learn about the Sun and other stars, including the supernovae explosions that occur upon the death of some stars, and discover the origin of the matter that makes up stars, planets, and even us. We will look at the solar system, including Earth, the other planets, interesting moons, and the asteroid and Kuiper belts.
We will also look at planets beyond the solar system and the search for life elsewhere in the universe. We will learn about Einstein's theory of relativity and the associated phenomena, including black holes. Finally, we will look at the universe as a whole, from the Big Bang to its eventual end, and explore some of the greatest mysteries in modern science, such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
How could this help me?- A chance to find out what university-level study is about.- Gain a certificate for the full course which may help when applying for employment or looking to study at a higher level.- Support your children in their wider education.
Spaces on the taster day and course are very limited, and we might not be able to offer places to everyone. We will give priority to those with no previous experience of higher education.
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