Introduction to Astrophysics 2020/21

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Tuesdays, 7–9pm | See details below
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Astronomy courses

Explore topics at the cutting edge of scientific research and the limits of human knowledge.

For late admission to the course run beginning 15th September, please contact our bookings team on

An excellent follow-up to Introduction to Astronomy to further investigate the physics of our universe.

This six-week course is for people with some prior knowledge of astronomy and a great deal of curiosity: it is an ideal follow-on for those who have studied Introduction to Astronomy, but can also be studied independently.

The course covers Solar System exploration, exoplanets, dark matter and dark energy, cosmology and the Big Bang. 

Note:-  This course will be run online via a Zoom webinar session until the end of 2020. This will be reviewed for courses beginning in and after January 2021 when on-site sessions may resume. Please do not book on a course in 2021 unless you are able to attend sessions in person at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

The course will run three times during the 2020-21 academic year.

  • 15 September - 20 October 2020

  • 5 January - 9 Febuary 2021

  • 20 April - 25 May 2021