Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
12 September 2017 - 22 May 2018 | Tuesdays 6.30pm-9pm | Saturdays 30 September 2017, 10, 24 February, 3, 10, 17 March, 2 June 2018
Price: 
£600
Location: 
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Astronomy courses
Talks & courses

This comprehensive course provides an opportunity to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe.

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.

Visit the Core Course page

Some of our students are very keen to obtain a formal qualification in GCSE astronomy, which requires a commitment to the delivery of coursework. If you are such a person you will need to book both the core course and the weekend exam course. The exam course consists of 7 Saturday classes, two extra Tuesday classes and includes study skills advice, revision sessions, past paper sessions, moderated 

Studying this course requires basic scientific and mathematical knowledge and computer literacy. A scientific calculator is also required.

Age: 14+