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GCSE Astronomy course
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich SE10 8XJ
Tue Sep 13, 2016 - Sat Jun 3, 2017
Time: Tuesday: 18.30-21.00 and/or Saturday: 10.00-12.30
Price: £420.00 (Core Course), £600.00 (Core Course and Exam Course)
This comprehensive course provides an opportunity for those who are keen to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the universe. Some students would like to learn more about the universe in the company of like-minded individuals without gaining a qualification. If this is you, then simply book the core course which consists of 30 Tuesday evening classes focusing on key astronomy topics. Some of our students are very keen to obtain a formal qualification in GCSE astronomy, which requires a commitment to the delivery of coursework. If you are such a person you will need to book both the core course and the weekend exam course. The exam course consists of 10 Saturday classes and includes study skills advice, revision sessions, past paper sessions, moderated coursework write-ups and a final examination. Exam registration fees are included. Studying this course requires basic scientific and mathematical knowledge and computer literacy. A scientific calculator is also required. While this course is intended for adults, students aged 14 and upwards will be considered for enrolment on a case by case basis. The course is taught by Astronomy lecturer, Mike Keskeys. For more information visit Dates: Core Course: Tuesdays: 13 September 2016 – 9 May 2017 Exam Course: Some Saturdays: 1 October 2016 – 3 June 2017 Times: Tuesday: 18.30-21.00 Saturday: 10.00-12.30 Venue: Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Greenwich Price: £420.00 (Core Course), £600.00 (Core Course and Exam Course)
Holly Lodge Community Centre, N6 6HL
Wed May 10, 2017 - Wed Jul 19, 2017
Time: 20:00 - 21:30 fortnightly on Wednesdays
Price: £36 for six sessions
Many of us stare at the stars in wonder; some go further and buy themselves telescopes or binoculars to expand the view; others get the urge to make their own telescopes and CATS exists to fulfill that need. Imagine the thrill of stargazing through a telescope of your own making. CATS is nationally unique and continues in its forty-third year at Holly Lodge Community Centre. Affiliated to Hampstead Scientific Society, whose historic public observatory at the top of Hampstead is nearby, CATS has helped many aspiring astronomers to create their own instruments and to further their appreciation of the heaven’s marvels. Course members are provided with all the materials and professional guidance necessary to make a mirror for a telescope and help and advice on the construction of the telescope’s structure, how to set it up and how to use it. Previous experience is not necessary and only everyday DIY tools are used. This is a hands-on course you can join at any time.

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