Astronomy Ireland is the most popular astronomy club in the world.
Since many years evening courses for beginners are offered by them. Since then thousands of people have taken part in these courses, making them by far the most popular astronomy courses in Ireland.
You are welcome whether or not you are a member of Astronomy Ireland.
Classes start on Tuesday 6 October and last for 8 consecutive weeks for 2 hours, starting at 7:30am with a break in the middle. The lessons are suitable for young and old. No knowledge of astronomy, science or mathematics is required. You can just sit back and enjoy 8 classes.
The course lasts 8 weeks and covers the following topics
Night Sky Introduction
Learn more about the night sky and many amazing sights like the Milky Way
Sun and moon
Learn more about the Sun and Moon, their history, how they influence us on Earth and how they work together during a solar eclipse
Planets and stars
Learn how the planets that make up our solar system and other stars are compared to the Sun
History of astronomy
Learn how the entire history, including the builders of Newgrange, studied astronomy
Learn how to set up and use the telescope yourself
You will also learn how stars get their names officially. Though if you want to name a star as a symbolic gift, you can visit our homepage at Star Naming Service Ireland and choose your own symbolic star gift.