Courses

Five-day course in basic astronomy and stargazing

Please note the following in connection with the five-day course:

No more than ten participants per presentation of the course
Comprehensive course notes and other materials will be supplied to participants
Venue and cost of the course have to be negotiated
Telescopes for the practical component will be supplied

Day 1
Basic physics
Astrophysics
In our case
Our home planet

Day 2
Recap of yesterday
Setting the stage: Observing from planet Earth
Observing the sky
Practical: Star gazing with the naked eye

Day 3
Recap of yesterday
Planet X and other rubbish
How to observe
Practical: Observing with a telescope

Day 4
Chronology of Southern African astronomy
Finding out when to see what
Evaluation: Sky guiding and telescope observing

Day 5
Group work and oral evaluation
Written evaluation