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Other Worlds - planets and moons in the solar system and beyond

Wednesdays from 28 October, 7-9pm.
From the fiery furnace of the Sun to the frozen wastes of Pluto – an exploration of the Solar System’s diverse and intriguing worlds. Astronomer Fred Stephenson leads this 7-week course covering the nature and origin of planetary moons, asteroids, comets, meteorites and techniques for finding/observing Sun, Moon and planets. We will also discuss recent discoveries of planetary systems beyond our own which have a bearing on the important question ‘are we alone?’. Weather permitting some practical observation will be carried out.