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Astronomy - Elementary

People's College

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: Feb 05, 2019 - May 07, 2019
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time : 7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Category: Personal development
  • Venue : The People's College, 31 Parnell Square West, Dublin
  • Cost: €115 for twelve classes

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Course details

This course will introduce you to the following topics:
Mapping the Skies
Constellations
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
Exoplanets
Stars – their formation and evolution
The Herzsprung-Russell diagram
Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Transits and eclipses – what they reveal
Cosmology
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: 27/11/2018

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