Have you ever looked up to trace a shooting star or pinpoint far distant planets? Does the night sky captivate and beguile you? Our Astronomy course could be perfect for you.
Developed by one of the UKs leading experts, this superb course will answer all of your burning questions and give you fascinating insight into the thrilling area of astronomy. No previous knowledge is required to undertake this course, and students can avail of one of the UK’s leading expert’s passion and expertise.
Developed and written by one of the UK’s leading authorities on Astronomy, the Astronomy course incorporates 8 exciting and stimulating modules, which you will find detailed by clicking ‘Snapshot’ above. A prior knowledge of the subject is not required, and students from all walks of life are welcome to apply.
In the early stages of the course, you will be led through what constitutes our solar system. Exploring minor and outer planets, you will also focus on comets, meteors, eclipses and occultations. Building on the early stages, you will learn in about stars in great detail, including how they are formed. Under the guidance of a leading expert, you will learn how astronomers build up their knowledge and techniques, and gain guidance on how to do the same for yourself. By the end of the course, you will able to make astronomical observations for yourself, enabling you to explore the magical night sky.
In the final stages of the astronomy course, you will learn why the planets and stars in the sky change from month to month. You’ll even learn how to recognise changes for yourself. The later units even cover star charts, so you can learn how to make your own notes and observations.