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Astronomy - Elementary Course



Astronomy - Elementary Course is a course run by People's College for Continuing Education and Training, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 12 weeks. For more information about Astronomy - Elementary Course at People's College for Continuing Education and Training, please review the details below.

Astronomy – Elementary Course.

This course will introduce you to the following topics:

  • Mapping the Skies
  • Constellations
  • Practical observing Telescopes and equipment
  • Right ascension and declination
  • Earths orbit
  • Measuring astronomical distances
  • The Sun and the Moon
  • The Heliosphere
  • The Planets
  • Copernicus, Kepler and knowledge of the solar system
  • Exoplanets
  • Stars their formation and evolution
  • The Herzsprung-Russell diagram
  • Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Transits and eclipses what they reveal
  • Cosmology
  • Galaxies, the Universe

Each session will outline a current feature of the night sky.

There will be additional speakers that will contribute on particular subjects during the course.Tutor: Mr John Flannery of the Irish Astronomical Society. (John is one of the best known figures in amateur astronomy in Ireland. He has lectured, broadcast and written extensively on the topic of Astronomy.

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Training ProviderPeople's College for Continuing Education and Training
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course Start Date11th October 2022
Course End Date24th January 2023
Course Duration12 weeks
Course TimeDay: Tuesday Time : 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Course Fee140 for twelve classes
Phone(0)1 8735879
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