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A History of Astronomy

Starting Wednesday 29 January, 7.00 – 9.00pm

Course tutor: Fred Stevenson
Course length: 7 weeks
Course structure: Indoor

Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences. In this course, we will see that by making careful observations and developing scientific models of the universe humans have, over the past several thousand years, gradually become aware of the vastness of space and our place within it. We will discuss how it was deduced that the Sun is just one amongst billions of stars, that planets, including Earth, are made from the ‘ashes’ of the nuclear furnaces within them (spread into space as stars explode at the end of their lives) and that our Milky Way galaxy is just one amongst countless others in a vast expanding universe.

This course will be held in the Percy Building on Newcastle University Campus. For a map of Newcastle University Campus, please click here.

Cost £70 (concessions £60)

Booking essential. To book, please go to Eventbrite here.