Course title:
Astronomy - The New Space Age
Tutor:
Gurbir Singh
Course ID:
C3846336
Start date:
14/09/2021
End date:
16/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 14 Sep 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 21 Sep 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 28 Sep 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 05 Oct 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 12 Oct 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 19 Oct 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 26 Oct 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 02 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 09 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Tue 16 Nov 2021 17:00 PM - 19:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Tue 14 Sep 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 21 Sep 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 28 Sep 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 05 Oct 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 12 Oct 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 19 Oct 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 26 Oct 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 02 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 09 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 16 Nov 2021
Times
17:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£64.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
This course is for beginners
This course is for improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
This is an introductory course. Curiosity and and a desire to understand current activities in space are the only prerequisites.
Course aim:
The course is designed to introduce key aspects of the 21st century Space Age. It will cover how space technology and services have evolved from the time of Sputnik and Apollo to the space-enabled societies of today.
Course description:
Over the period of the ten interactive sessions this course will provide an overview on: • Evolution of the space age from the beginnings with Sputnik to today • Outline the rich sources of services from space that shape society on Earth • The emergence of the private space sector in countries around the world • Space activities in India, China and Africa • Explore the concern of congestion in space from the growing number of spacecraft and the hazards of space debris. • The potential for the militarisation of space. • Humans living and working in Earth orbit. Returning to the Moon and beyond to Mars.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Appreciate the advances made in space technology by many countries compared to the Space race of the 1960s.
2. Recognise the critical role of the space-based services that shape how we live and work on Earth.
3. Be aware of the role of space technology in geopolitics and its potential to manage the environment on Earth and in Earth orbit.
4. Develop an appreciation of the state exploration of space of human space exploration. Space tourism, the future of the International Space Space station and return to the Moon.
5. Appreciate the rise of space programmes and activities in China, India, Africa and beyond.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk