Beginners Astronomy Online Course

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Ever wanted to know more about the amazing Universe we live in? Do you want to look at the night sky and learn all about what goes on? Astronomy Ireland is running a Beginners Astronomy Online course with a duration of 8 weeks February-April 2022

The classes begin on Wednesday February 16th and run for 8 consecutive weeks for 2 hours starting at 7PM.

The classes are suitable for young and old alike. No knowledge of astronomy, science or maths is needed. You can just sit back and enjoy the 8 classes.

Logon details/link for zoom will be sent to you before 12pm on Wednesday 16th the day the classes start. 

Astronomy Ireland is the biggest astronomy club in the world (per capita). They publish a full colour monthly magazine and run lots of events nationwide.
Furthermore, they deliver Evening Classes, Lectures, Stargazing, BBQ under the Stars, public engagement. Enquire or send them a booking request today for further information. Click here.

Beginners Astronomy Online Course

The course is given over a period of 8 weeks and covers the following topics.

Introduction to the Night Sky

Find out about the night sky and many amazing sights such as the Milky Way

The image to the below shows the Milky Way, the galaxy that the Sun is a part of. It’s so large it takes light about 100,000 years to cross it. Earth is about 25,000 light-years from the centre of the Milky Way.

Milky Way


The Sun and the Moon

Learn about the Sun and the Moon; their history, how they affect us here on Earth and how they interact during an eclipse

The image to the right was taken during the 2006 solar eclipse that was visible over Siberia, Russia.



The Planets and Stars

Learn about the planets that make up our Solar System, and how other stars compare to the Sun

The image to the right shows the Sun, the eight planets and the five of the largest dwarf planets. The sizes of the planets and Sun are scaled although distance is not.

The History of Astronomy

Learn how astronomy has been studied through history by people including the builders of Newgrange

Newgrange is over 5,000 years old, making it older than both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza! Every winter, on the morning of the shortest day, the rising sun shines directly into the passage leading to the tomb in the centre.

Newgrange Dawn


Learn how to set up and use a telescope yourself



Deep Sky Objects

Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is.

– Douglas Adams

Take the chance to find out for yourself just how much Douglas Adams got things right when he said that.

The image is of deep space.

Deep Space



Learn about cosmology, the history and the fate of the universe


Exoplanets and the search for life beyond Earth

Learn about the search for new planets beyond our Solar Systems and the life that we might find there.

Distant Exoplanet



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