Evening Class: Astronomy 2013
Tutor: Dr Rodney Hillier
This course is the latest in a long-running series which was previously organised by the University of Bristol. It will look at current ideas in astronomy through eight talks, each dealing with recently reported research work. Topics will be chosen as the course proceeds – those in the previous course included, ‘Has Voyager 1 reached the edge of the solar system?’, ‘The first stars’ and ‘Redshifts, distances amd look-back times in cosmology’.
The treatment of the topics will be non-mathematical and will assume only a basic knowledge of astronomy. The format of the talks makes them appropriate for newcomers as well as for those who have attended previous courses.
The eight meetings, on Mondays from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, will start on 28th January and will be held in Room J16 of Bristol Grammar School in Clifton. This room is adjacent to the school's lower car park which is accessed from University Road. Members attending the course may use the car park.
Course fee: £55
Enrolment will be at the end of the first meeting.
For further information, including some of the topics to be discussed on this course, ring 0117 924 0857