Talks & Courses
We offer a wide range of adult courses related to astronomy, from short six-week introductory sessions 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.
Jon is one of the judges for Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year and a frequent contributer to the Sky at Night amongst an illustrious comedy career. We're welcoming Jon to the Observatory to curate and share his own trip around the cosmos. From the near reaches of the Moon to the far reaches of the galaxy he'll be sure to wow us with a symphony of celestial delights.
This month’s highlights include planetary conjunctions and the Orionid meteor shower. (All times given are for London and will vary for other parts of the UK.) 2 October after 22.00 look towards the waning gibbous Moon low in the east, and then look for the orange star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus which will be only half a degree away.
4 Oct – a last quarter Moon will be visible in the morning, setting around 15.00.