Astronomy 2

Tuesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm

Astronomy 2 will look at some of the most interesting topics in modern Astronomy including.

1: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the expansion of the universe. 

2: Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation who discovered it and why it is evidence for the big     bang.

3: Observatories from the oldest to the most modern and what is planned for the future both     ground based and in space.

4: Constellation satellites such as Starlink and others what is their impact on Astronomy

5: Space Junk how we plan to deal with it.

6: Standard candles what are they and how do we use them to measure the immense distances in the universe.

7: Is there anybody out there? The search for  extraterrestrial  and the reality of interstellar travel. These are just some of the fascinating issues we will dive into in Astronomy 2 and hopefully we will get a night to go outside and observe the beautiful winter night sky.

Course Dates

October 5th, 12th,19th

November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Start Date

October 5 @ 6.30pm