A Short Course in Astronomy

LVAS runs an "on demand" short course in astronomy. Its usual form consists of three "core" nights, followed by optional nights according to the interests of the group.

The three core nights have the following topics:

  1. Finding your way around the sky. (This is run on the first clear night)
  2. A tour of the universe
    Staring from the earth, we move outwards, looking at the sort of objects we find. We consider what they are, what they look like (best pictures available), what they look like through an amateur telescope, and how we might best go about observing them.
    Objects include:
  3. Introduction to telescopes
Possible optional nights include:

Cost: $15 to non-members, free to members.

If you are interested in this course, please contact us. When we have sufficient interest, we will discuss convenient dates and times with prospective participants. We can also tailor the program to suit the group