Courses on Astronomy starting soon

converted PNM fileThe Cranfield Astronomy Society course starts on 18 October 2016  with that meeting’s topics being:-

Practical astronomy
Preparation, equipment, constellations, apparent magnitude and finding objects.
Stellarium. (Free download, planetarium software)
Demonstration 1; astronomical binoculars

The meetings are held in the CSA Lounge (on the first floor of the CSA building, grid ref SP94034242) starting at 7.30pm.

The programme is still being worked on but should appear on the Society’s webpage after the AGM which is next Tuesday

There will be an Open Evening before the course starts if anyone wants to come on a fact finding mission.
It will be on 11th October at the Observatory in Duncan Road on the University campus (SP94344291) from 7.30pn onwards.
Warm clothing is recommended.

Non-University members are very welcome. Cost of annual membership including the course is £17.

The FutureLearn free on-line courses

The complete list can be viewed at

The link to the Moons of the Solar System course is which will start on 31st October.

The more general astronomy course which uses Orion as an example is the start date has yet to be announced.

Both of these courses have been put together by the Open University.