Please have a look at our new wesbite at: www.astronomy.ac.uk
We run a selection of life-long learning courses that can be taken by students who do not have any specialist scientific or mathematical background. These are multimedia courses taught using a variety of media such as interactive CD-ROM material, videos, DVDs, websites, online astronomy newsgroups. These courses are taken as part time distance learning courses, you do not need to attend any on-site classes.
We are continuing to improve and revise our distance learning courses each year, and next academic year (2013-2014) we will be revamping our Astronomy by Distance Learning programme. We will be starting up some new courses, and retiring some of our older accredited ones, which will mean that this year will be the last year that some of them are running.
We will keep you updated over the coming months with information regarding our new certified courses (subject to change);
An Introduction to Astronomy
This course provides an excellent entry to the subject of astronomy, and covers all aspects of the subject, from the Sun and our Solar System to the galaxies and the Universe beyond.
The Planets of the Solar System
Study the worlds in our Solar System - the inner rocky worlds, the gas giants and their moons. How are these worlds different to each other, what processes have shaped them, and where are the likeliest places to find life elsewhere in our Solar System.
Supernova are extremely powerful explosions that can outshine a galaxy. This course covers the various types of supernovae, their progenitors, and their role in star formation.
The Science of the Night Sky
This course will enable you to become familiar with using a small telescope to make your own observations, and then using your observations to determine the properties of celestial objects.
For further information, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read some of the comments from students who have completed our courses here.
Events - 11 MarUK Nova Meeting
Seminar - 12 MarBill Chaplin (Birmingham)
Sounding stars and the search for new worlds with Kepler (...more)
Seminar - 19 MarAndy Bunker (Oxford)
Seminar - 26 MarJay Farihi (UCL)
Archaeology of Exo-Terrestrial Planetary Systems (...more)
Seminar - 02 AprMark Swinbank (Durham)
First results from two ALMA surveys of sub-mm galaxies in the ECDFS and UDS fields (...more)
Merseyside Astronomy Day IX
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
The event will include a series of talks from a range of professional astrophysicists, with some additions this year in our new venue including an Ask the Astronomer panel session and an exhibition.
For further details and full programme including how to book, click here
NEWS - 23 Jan 2014 A remarkable recurrent nova in M31 (...details)
NEWS - 10 Dec 2013 Cosmic traffic jam probed by giant robot (...details)
NEWS - 06 Dec 2013 150th Anniversary of UK-Japan Academic Interaction (...details)
NEWS - 28 Nov 2013 Liverpool Telescope goes comet chasing with Sky at Night (...details)