The Astronomical Unit


Introductory Astronomy

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.


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.

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