The Astronomical Unit


Intermediate Astronomy

Astronomy - Wonders of the Night Sky - Part 2

Owing to changes in the local provision of Adult Education, this course will no longer be run. However, we are considering organising a replacement course somewhere in the W Hampshire/E Dorset region in 2017/18. Please click here to register your interest.


This course is run in conjunction with:
Brockenhurst College, Adult Learning and Skills
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Who is it for? Anybody who has a basic knowledge of astronomy and would like to find out more. Ideally, you will be comfortable with most or all of the material from the Beginners course.

What is covered? The major strands of this course are the Life Cycles of Stars, Cosmology, the Celestial Sphere, and Further Observing Techniques. If at all possible, I will include appropriate topics requested by course participants.

Where? Greyfriars Community Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW.

When? Wed 7:00 - 9:00pm, weekly from 03 May to 14 Jun 2017 (Six sessions 3 May to 14 June 2017 (3, 10, 17, 24 May, 7, 14 Jun)

Course Fee: TBC

Booking is essential.   Please either click here, email or telephone 01425 472224 to do so. The course code is RGL501.

If you have any queries prior to booking, please either telephone me on 01425 650713 or to email me using your default email client. (NB: You cannot book on this telephone number or email address.)

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