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Summer Astronomy

June 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am - July 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

£4.00 - £15.00
A cosmic adventure! Explore celestial wonders, our solar system, stellar life cycles, enigmatic galaxies, and the universe's secrets

A course of five lectures in astronomy by Dr. Adrian Jannetta, on Saturdays from 11 am to 12 noon via Zoom.

In this 5-session beginner’s course, explore the universe’s wonders, delving into celestial navigation, our solar system, stellar evolution, galaxy formation, and cosmic mysteries like dark matter, dark energy, and the universe’s potential fate, all through engaging lectures, multimedia, and discussions.

(3rd June) Session 1: The Wonders of the Universe.

Exploring the Cosmos: A Journey Through Space and Time. Content:Introduction to astronomy and its history; the scale of the universe: size, distance, and time; overview of the celestial sphere, constellations, and celestial navigation.

(10th June) Session 2: Our Solar System and its Formation.

Home in the Cosmos: The Solar System and its Origins. Content:The structure and components of the solar system (planets, moons, asteroids, and comets); the formation of the solar system and the nebular hypothesis; unique features and exploration of individual planets and moons.

(17th June) Session 3: The Life and Death of Stars.

Celestial Lighthouses: Stellar Evolution and Supernovae. Content:The life cycle of stars: birth, main sequence, and deat; the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and stellar classification; Supernovae, neutron stars, and black holes: the dramatic end of massive stars.

(24th June) Session 4: The Realm of Galaxies.

Galactic Metropolises: Types, Formation, and Evolution of Galaxies. Content:Classification and properties of galaxies (spiral, elliptical, and irregular; the formation and evolution of galaxies; supermassive black holes and their role in galaxy formation.

(1st July) Session 5: Modern Astronomy and the Expanding Universe.

Unravelling Cosmic Mysteries: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe. Content:the expanding universe and the Big Bang theory; dark matter and dark energy: the enigmatic forces shaping the cosmos; the ultimate fate of the universe: possible scenarios and current research.

Lectures will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will find the Zoom invitation in the Online Event Page on Eventbrite. You will also receive an email with the invitation 24 hours before the event. If you can’t find the invitation, please email berwickea@gmail.com.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.co.uk) and do not supply an email address.


June 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am
July 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
£4.00 - £15.00