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Have you ever looked up to trace a shooting star or pinpoint far distant planets? Does the night sky captivate and beguile you? If so, our Astronomy course could be perfect for you.

Developed by one of the UK’s foremost experts, this superb course will answer all of your burning questions and give you fascinating insight into the thrilling area of Astronomy. The course requires no previous knowledge, and students love soaking up the author’s obvious passion, overflowing enthusiasm, and captivating expertise.

Developed and written by one of our leading authorities on Astronomy, the course incorporates eight exciting and stimulating modules. Students from all walks of life and specialisms, regardless of academic background, are welcome to apply.

In the early stages of the course, you’re led through what makes up our solar system. Exploring many of the known planets near to us, their atmospheres, whether they could ever support, or previously may have supported, life ‘as we know it’, and the outer planets, you will also learn about comets, meteors, eclipses and occultations.

Building on the early stages, you learn about stars in great detail, including how they formed. Under the expert guidance of the author, you learn how astronomers build up their knowledge and techniques, and gain guidance on how to do the same for yourself.

In the final stages of the astronomy course, you learn why the planets and stars in the sky change their relative positions from month to month, and how to recognise and predict those changes. The later units even cover star charts, so you can learn how to make your own notes and observations.

By the end of the course, you’re able to make your own astronomical observations, enabling you to explore the magical night sky, understand our place in the heavens, and fully appreciate where we live.

Is there other life ‘out there?’ This thought-provoking course will certainly get your imagination and powers of reasoning fired up…

Don’t delay. Start exploring and enrol today.

Module 1

The Solar System

Module 2

The Minor & Outer Planet

Module 3

Comets, Meteors, Eclipses & Occultations

Module 4

The Stars

Module 5


Module 6

The Universe and Celestial Sphere

Module 7

Techniques & Observations

Module 8

The 12 Months of Star Charts

£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £259

£259 – all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £259 (approx)

£86 deposit followed by £86 for the next two months

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It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:
  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hours
Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

Astronomy (Non-Accredited)


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