Introductory Astronomy Course 2018
Our illustrated astronomy course has proved popular so the North Norfolk Astronomy Society has decided to repeat it again in the spring of 2018. The format remains similar and is aimed at beginners. However some new material has been added such a single talk on our moon, and a further talk on the progress of current space exploration, and significance of ocean moons. Places must be reserved by completing our application form. The course topics are :-
- IAC1 - The Night Sky, definitions, constellations
- IAC2 - The Moon
- IAC3 - Solar system
- IAC4 - The Planets
- IAC5 - Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, Meteorites
- IAC6 - Deep Sky
- IAC7 - Telescopes
- IAC8 - Space exploration
These 8 topics are spread over 4 evenings, with two talks per evening, given by four Society members. The sessions start at 7:00pm, with a short pause between topics, and finish about 8:00pm. There will be time for a short question and answer session after each talk. Further time is available for questions after the talks. 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, TV programmes, 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.
Visitors will note there is pub and restaurant right next door, The Red Hart, with bar snacks or a full meal if wanted.
Courses will be held on four successive Friday evenings in February and March 2018.
- IAC1 & IAC2 23rd February 2018
- IAC3 & IAC4 2nd March 2018
- IAC5 & IAC6 9th March 2018
- IAC7 & IAC8 16th March 2018
The venue is:
Bodham Village Hall
The St, Bodham, Holt NR25 6AD
Click for directions 52.916110° N, 1.161105° E
Total payment for the complete course of four evenings is
- £24 for each adult
- £8 for each child. (must be accompanied by an adult)
Payment is taken when booking using Paypal.
To book places, click here.