Essential Information

Type Courses
Date and Times Tuesdays, 7-9pm | 6-week courses available from 12 September 2023 and 16 April 2024
Prices £96
Please note

The course commencing on the 12th September has now sold out.

There is still availability for the course commencing on the 16th April 2024.

Bookings now open for 2023/24

An online version of our on-site Introduction to Astronomy course, perfect for those who cannot travel to the Observatory.

An astronomy course for absolute beginners, led by an engaging tutor from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the home of time and space.

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 perspectives. 

It is an excellent stand-alone course, but can provide a stepping stone to other introductory courses, such as Amateur Astronomy for BeginnersIntroduction to Astrophysics and the online course Introduction to Astrophotography.

This six-week course will run twice in the 2023/24 academic year on Tuesdays:

  • 12th September - 24th October 2023 (SOLD OUT)
  • 16th April - 21st May 2024

Note: This course will be held online via Zoom. This course is ideal for learners who are not within commutable distance to London or cannot travel to Greenwich. Sessions will be recorded. Students should request access to a recorded session if they are unable to attend.

Everyone taking a course at the Royal Observatory is entitled to a 10% discount for books purchased from Royal Museums Greenwich - please check with your course tutor for more details!

Age: 18+

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