Science & Environment

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We have covered a wide range of topics under the science umbrella, including Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology and Maths. Social sciences have included a look at a number of environmental issues and our sessions on the Circular Economy with Catherine Weetman of Rethinkglobal are available for free here.

Our Astronomy Tutor, Dr Adrian Jannetta, will be back on 11th November with An Introduction to Autumn Astronomy, a course of five lectures on Saturdays from 11 am to 12 noon via Zoom. This course for beginners has a mix of theory and practical advice for stargazing. It will provide a solid foundation for understanding a wide range of topics in astronomy and astrophysics. Along with interesting theoretical topics each week there will also be advice about observing stars and planets in the evening sky. The weekly topics are:

Nov 11th: Exploring Our Cosmic Neighbourhood: The Solar System

Nov 18th: Eyes on the Sky: Telescopes and Observational Astronomy

Nov 25th: Navigating the Night Sky: Stars and Constellations

Dec 2nd: Frontiers of the Cosmos: Recent Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Dec 9th: The Fabric of Reality: Space, Time, and the Universe

Book either for the whole course (£15) or per session (£4). Full details can be found here on Eventbrite.

You can follow Adrian on Twitter and Instagram, and lots of useful local astronomical news, photos and commentaries can be found on the website of the Northumberland Astronomical Society here.


No previous knowledge is assumed for any of our courses and all are welcome