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Introduction to Astronomy Courses

Each session is going to be around 45 minutes long, and there will be time for the audience to ask questions and to dig into the topic.  For each talk, the coverage will include the latest understanding of the topic, but will often include a bit of the history of discoveries that have led us up to the current understanding.  In addition, mention will usually be made of any current or pending missions to find out more. 

All our courses are normally held at The Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA.

For directions and a map visit this page 

We attempt to clear away the fog and help people who want to get into astronomy get started.

Courses run from the end of April to June on Wednesdays and start at 8

Members get a 5% Discount

If you are not a member yet, become a member HERE

All 4 next lectures for £15

Introduction to Astronomy - 4 Lectures Package
Membership Offer
All 4 events for £15

Each lecture for £5

  • Dark Matter & Dark Energy
    Members Discount
    Wed, 07 Jun
    07 Jun, 20:00 – 21:30
    IoA, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    Dark matter, a component of the universe whose presence is discerned from its gravitational attraction rather than its luminosity. Dark energy, in physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy is an unknown form of energy that affects the universe on the largest scales. Speaker: Paul Fellows
  • Exoplanets & Alien Life
    Members Discount
    Wed, 14 Jun
    14 Jun, 20:00 – 21:30
    IoA, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
    All of the planets in our solar system orbit around the Sun. Planets that orbit around other stars are called exoplanets. Exoplanets are very hard to see directly with telescopes. They are hidden by the bright glare of the stars they orbit. Speaker: Paul Fellows

The courses are open to anyone 16 and over.

Non-Members - frankly it's cheaper to join as a member by paying your £4 for the year and not mess about!


Introduction to Astronomy - 4 Lectures Package
Members Discount
All 4 events for £15
Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
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