Beginners Astronomy

The course will next run in
October 2014 (Fordingbridge) and November 2014 (Ringwood)


Who is it for? Anybody with an interest in astronomy who would like to find out more. No experience or equipment is required or expected.

What is covered? This course is an overview of the basic knowledge that an amateur astronomer would expect to have. In addition to the material in the Start Stargazing course, it covers the evidence for our current understanding the Universe and our place in it. When there is enough demand, these topics are extended and covered in greater depth in Intermediate and Advanced courses.


Where? Avonway Community Centre, 36 Shaftesbury Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1JF (at the centre of this map).

When? Wed 7:30 - 9:00pm, weekly from 1 - 29 Oct 2014. (1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct ).

Course Fee: £40 for the complete course of 5 indoor sessions and one or more observing sessions (payable at the first session).

Ringwood (Course Ref: RGL500)

This course is run in conjunction with:
Brockenhurst College, Adult Learning and Skills
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Where? Ringwood Adult Learning & Skills Centre, Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood, BH24 1SE.

When? Wed 7:00 - 9:00pm, weekly from 5 Nov - 10 Dec 2014. (5, 12, 19, 26 Nov, 3, 10 Dec)

Course Fee: £52

Booking is essential as places are limited.

To book for the Fordingbridge course, please click here (opens in new tab).

To book for the Ringwood course, please either click here, email or telephone 01425 472224.  The course code is RGL500.

If you have any queries about the course content prior to booking, please either telephone me on 01425 650713 or to email me using your default email client.

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