Our Place in the Universe Course
(ten two-hour sessions)
This class describes in depth our current knowledge of the Universe and the amazing objects it contains. The course is aimed at those new to the field and will be descriptive rather than mathematical. It will follow human understanding from prehistoric times to the latest discoveries from spacecraft. No prior knowledge is required. If you have ever wanted to take a first step into the world of astronomy, this course is for you.
No prior knowledge is required. Over the ten weeks the class will discover fascinating topics including:
• What can we see in the sky tonight?
• Our neighbours in space: the Moon, planets and the Sun
• Space junk: meteors, comets and asteroids
• The lives of the stars
• Black holes, pulsars and other strange objects
• The origins of the Universe and Solar System
• Stargazing through history from Newgrange to NASA
• "Are we alone in the Universe?" and other big unanswered questions
When Does Our Next Course Take Place?
We will present the ‘Our Place in the Universe’ course on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, starting 20 January (OLE1843). A second session is presented on Wednesdays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 22 January 2014 (Code OLE1842). The content for both sessions is identical, you enrol for either Monday evenings or Wednesday daytime. Both will be held at QUB School of Education.
How do I Enrol?
Please note that enrolment must be made through QUB School of Education Open Learning (not through the Planetarium). Please watch this website for further information.