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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: email@example.com.
You can read some of the comments from students who have completed our courses here.
Journal Club - 13 DecAndrew Newsam
NEWS - 28 Nov 2013 Liverpool Telescope goes comet chasing with Sky at Night (...details)
NEWS - 26 Nov 2013 'Light and Dark' on the BBC (...details)
NEWS - 07 Nov 2013 'The Hunt for Alien Life' now on LJMUTV (...details)
NEWS - 04 Nov 2013 ARI marks its move to Liverpool Science Park (...details)
NEWS - 11 Oct 2013 Professor Mike Bode nominated for "Knowledge Leader of the Year" (...details)
NEWS - 20 Aug 2013 New data helps astronomers explore the hidden Milky Way (...details)
NEWS - 19 Aug 2013 Liverpool Telescope spectra confirm the nature of the naked-eye brightness Nova Delphini 2013 (...details)
NEWS - 13 Aug 2013 BBC expert role for Gamma Ray Burst Professor (...details)
NEWS - 25 Jul 2013 Galaxy Gold for LJMU Astronomers (...details)