The Astronomical Unit


Start Stargazing

This course is run in conjunction with Moors Valley Country Park

Who is it for? Anybody with an interest in stargazing who would like to find out more and to be guided around the night sky. No experience or equipment is required or expected but, if you have binoculars or a telescope, please do bring them.

What is covered? This course covers: The choice and use of observing equipment; the Solar System; Deep Sky Objects (galaxies, nebulae, star clusters). Sessions will be part indoor presentation and (weather permitting) part observing. (See below for detailed content.)

Where? Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Dorset, BH24 2ET.

When? Thursdays, 7:00 -9:00 pm, weekly from March 7th, 2019 for 4 weeks. (Mar 7, 14, 21, 28)

Course Fee: £38

Booking (which is handled by Moors Valley) is essential, as places are limited. Please click here to do so.

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Course Content
The Course Leader
Comments from previous courses

"Astronomy is a fascinating subject already but, combined with Steve's enthusiasm and knowledge, it's irresistible."

"... presentation style and subject matter were good. I have really enjoyed the course ... give me more."

"Thank you to Steve for making the subject so much fun and approachable. I have learned such a lot..."

"Everything was explained very succinctly in layman's terms which made all the information gathered easy to understand ... very well structured."

"Good visuals, good explanations of questions. Easy to understand."

"Steve is fab at what he does!"

"Good for learning the sky."

"Friendly atmosphere and felt able to ask questions. Fantastic teacher..."

"Excellent presentations. Clear and concise."

"Should be longer."