Introduction to Astronomy (Course)

Introduction to Astronomy (Course)

Tuesday 18th September 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

WEA - Alington House
4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET, North East

This course is a fantastic opportunity for those with an interest in Astronomy to learn all aspects of this fascinating subject.

Suitable for beginners you’ll cover complex topics in an easy to understand way including the birth, life and death of stars through to gravitational waves and dark matter! There will also be particular focus on recent technology developments and astronomical discoveries.

With practical sessions observing the night sky you’ll soon learn how to find your way around the constellations and locating objects with a telescope, all under the expert and enthusiastic guidance of tutor David Hughes.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 18/09/2018

Event booking

For more information including how to enrol on this course visit the organiser's website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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