Introductory Astronomy Course 2017
Our illustrated astronomy course has proved popular so the North Norfolk Astronomy Society has decided to repeat it again in the spring of 2017. The format remains the same and is aimed at beginners. Places must be reserved by completing our application form. The course topics are :-
- IAC1 - The Night Sky, definitions, constellations
- IAC2 - Solar system, Sun, Moon
- IAC3 - Planets
- IAC4 - Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, Meteorites
- IAC5 - Deep Sky
- IAC6 - Telescopes
- IAC7 - Astrophotography
- IAC8 - Software, NNAS, Calver, Current Missions
These 8 topics are spread over 4 evenings, with two talks per evening, given by different Society members. The sessions start at 7:00pm, with a break between topics, and finish about 8:00pm. There will be time for a short question and answer session after each talk. Facilities include tea and coffee. If weather conditions outside are suitable we will set up the Society's telescopes for some practical astronomy.
It should be emphasized that these talks are designed for beginners or those with limited knowledge of astronomy. Given the range of the subject matter, and the time available, these subjects will only have limited depth and scope. We hope this will give you a basic understanding of astronomy, and encourage further study in more detail from magazines and books, the internet, or though membership of our Society. A sensible minimum age for children is about 10yrs old, and each minor must be accompanied by an adult, i.e for one child + one adult book two places.
Courses will be held on four successive Friday evenings in February and March 2017.
- IAC1 & IAC2 24th February 2017
- IAC3 & IAC4 3rd March 2017
- IAC5 & IAC6 10th March 2017
- IAC7 & IAC8 17th March 2017
These courses are held at:
The Hawk and Owl Trust Education Centre
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve
Turf Moor Rd, Sculthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9GN
Location is 52.838742° N, 0.819364° E
Total payment for the complete course of four evenings is
- £20 for each adult
- £6 for each child. (must be accompanied by an adult)
Payment is taken when booking using Paypal.
To book places, click here.