Essential Information

Type Talks and courses
Royal Observatory
Date and Times Tuesdays, 7-9pm | 6-week courses available from 13 Sep and 1 Nov 2022; 3 Jan, 21 Feb and 18 Apr 2023
Prices £96

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

We offer a wide range of adult courses related to astronomy, from short six-week introductory sessions through 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 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 course will run five times in the 2022/23 academic year, each on consecutive Tuesday evenings:

  • 13th September - 18th October 2022
  • 1st November - 6th December 2022
  • 3rd January - 7th February 2023
  • 21st February - 28th March 2023
  • 18th April - 23rd May 2023

Note: Each course is intended to be run on-site at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, but will transfer to an online course run via Zoom in the case of Covid restrictions. Please only book if you are certain you will be able to attend an on-site course. An online version of this course is also available here.

Age: 16+

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