Essential Information

Type Courses
Date and Times 6-week courses on Tuesday evenings | See page for details
Prices £96
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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:

  • 12 September - 24 October 2023 (SOLD OUT)
  • 18 April - 21 May 2024 (SOLD OUT). Please note that the first session will occur on Thursday 18 April, but the rest of the sessions will be held on Tuesdays.

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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