Travelling the Universe Course

We offer a wide range of adult courses related to astronomy, from short six-week introductory via one year intermediate courses to modular two year advanced courses.

This short six-week course led by an engaging tutor explores different forms of travel throughout our universe, from navigating the globe using the stars to the possibilities of travelling through time. Please click the link below to find out more about the course.

Age: 16+

Introduction to Astronomy Course

We offer a wide range of adult courses related to astronomy, from short six-week introductory via one year intermediate courses to modular two year advanced courses.

This six week course is for people with no prior knowledge of astronomy. It offers a basic introduction to the subject from historical, scientific and practical perspective.

Courses run between

  • 31 October – 5 December 2017
  • 2 January – 6 February 2018
  • 20 February – 27 March 2018 
  • 17 April – 22 May 2018

Age: 16+

 

GCSE Astronomy for Adults - Exam Course - SOLD OUT

GCSE astronomy offers a firm grounding in the study of the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the wider Universe.

Some of our students just want to learn more about the universe in the company of like-minded individuals and have no interest in a formal GCSE qualification. If this is you, just book the core course. The core course consists of 28 Tuesday evening classes focusing on key astronomy topics.

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GCSE Astronomy for Adults - Core Course - SOLD OUT

GCSE astronomy offers a firm grounding in the study of the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the wider Universe.

Some of our students just want to learn more about the universe in the company of like-minded individuals and have no interest in a formal GCSE qualification. If this is you, just book this core course. The core course consists of 28 Tuesday evening classes focusing on key astronomy topics.

What Are You Made Of?

Since antiquity, people have sought a connection between themselves and the stars, and humanity’s thirst to know its place in the Universe has led to the development of  some strange - often beautiful, but nevertheless flawed ideas about the mechanics of nature.

In their mission to reveal the history of the Universe, astronomers and scientists of all disciplines have given us not only a working model of nature, but also a place within it grounded on extraordinary facts.

The Artists of Greenwich

As a major centre of Royal power and patronage, Greenwich played host to a number of significant artists – for example, Hans Holbein, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, the van de Veldes, and James Thornhill – between the 15th and the 18th centuries. 

In addition, the development of the Naval Gallery at Greenwich Hospital in the first half of the 19th century meant that Greenwich became a centre for the display of art, especially with the gift of many important paintings from the collections of George IV and William IV. 

Short Course: Gods and Heroes

Why was James II as Duke of York in the guise of Mars? How were the Labours of Hercules and Jason used symbolically in the 18th century? How did the classical statues seen on the Grand Tour influence artists like Reynolds on their return to Britain? 

On this one day short course, explore the world-class art of the Queen's House and uncover the allure of the gods and heroes of the Classical World on the artists working centuries later. 

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