Space and Astronomy 2

Ref: C3676134

This course takes a further look at a range of fascinating topics and will cover: Charles Messier and his catalogue, Aspects of Radio Astronomy, take a look at Mars - from Spirit to Insight missions. From here to eternity: the distance to the stars and beyond, Amazing images of the Earth from space and finish with a Ramble through the Spring night sky.

Course aim

This course follows on from the previous and takes a look at further topics involving Space and Astronomy.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand who Charles Messier was and why his catalogue is important to amateur astronomers
  • Appreciate the role of Radio Astronomy in understanding our Universe
  • Know more about the most recent lander missions to Mars from Spirit to Insight.
  • Understand how we work out distances in the Universe
  • Appreciate the beauty of our own planet from space, from near and far.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Space and Astronomy 2

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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