Astronomy - Elementary

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People's College

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Tutor: Mr John Flannery of the Irish Astronomical Society. (John is one of the best known figures in amateur astronomy in Ireland. He has lectured, broadcast and written extensively on the topic of Astronomy.

  • Date: Oct 12, 2021 - Jan 24, 2022
  • Time : 6.30pm - 7.45pm
  • Duration : 12 weeks
  • Venue : To Be Confirmed
  • Location: Dublin
  • Subject: The Arts, Personal development
  • Cost: €140 for twelve classes

Contact Details for This Course

Please mention Union Learning when booking this course.

Organisation : People's College

Name : Ms Joanne Pearson
Job title : Director
Postal address :
People's College Office
31 Parnell Square
Dublin 1
Dublin Co. Dublin

Telephone number : 01 873 58 79
Email address : [email protected]

Website :

About this course

Course details
This course will introduce you to the following topics:
Mapping the Skies
Practical observing – Telescopes and equipment
Right ascension and declination
Earth’s orbit
Measuring astronomical distances
The Sun and the Moon
The Heliosphere
The Planets
Copernicus, Kepler and knowledge of the solar system
Stars – their formation and evolution
The Herzsprung-Russell diagram
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Transits and eclipses – what they reveal
Galaxies, the Universe

Each session will outline a current feature of the night sky.

There will be additional speakers that will contribute on particular subjects during the course.

Registration details
Please register online or call the office on 01 8735879

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Course added on: 04/08/2014
Details last updated on: 21/07/2021