The following astronomy courses are confirmed for 2018/19 (more will be added later):
If you would like to be informed when the future courses are confirmed, please click here
Astronomy for for Beginners: A short beginners course, with a strong emphasis on observing the night sky. This course, which runs on the same evening (7pm to 9pm) for four consecutive weeks, is limited to a very small group so there is plenty of opportunity to tap into Steve's expertise and get personal attention. It is run on behalf of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and held at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve.
The next course will begin on 7th November, 2018.
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About the course leader
Stephen (Steve) Tonkin has been an amateur astronomer since childhood and now spends most of his time doing astronomical outreach; he leads public observing sessions at BBC Stargazing Live events. He has taught astronomy to adults and children for over 30 years and has authored many articles and several books on practical aspects of astronomy. He writes equipment reviews and a monthly Binocular Tour for BBC Sky at Night magazine. Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a past-chairman of the Wessex Astronomical Society and a founder member of Fordingbridge Astronomers.