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Astronomy – Elementary Course – Spring 2020

People’s College for Continuing Education and Training



Astronomy – Elementary Course.

Spring 2020

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.


College Name People’s College for Continuing Education and Training
Course Category Astronomy, Science & the Built Environment
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 4th February 2020
Course End Date 11th May 2020
Course Fee 140 for twelve classes
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times Day: Tuesday Time : 7.00pm - 8.00pm
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