New Course: Introduction to Astronomy

The dark nights of winter and spring provide an excellent opportunity to get to know the stars and planets on view. In this introductory course, we will learn how to recognise these and find out about the fascinating objects found in our universe.

Ever looked up on a clear dark night and wondered about the stars and planets?   You will learn how to recognise some of these and find out about how stars form and answer questions such as what are conditions like on Mars and Saturn, how many moons does Jupiter have and how does a telescope work?   Weather permitting, an evening observing session could be arranged.

Dates:  Saturday 3 March – 24 March 2018

Times:  11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Number of weeks:  4

Venue:  Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY

Tutor:  Ann Bonell

Price:  £30.80*

If you would like to enrol you can enrol online at or call 0300 303 3464 quoting reference C2339135.

You can also contact the office on 0116 2556614 or email

* If you are on a means tested benefit the course may be free or if you have a household income of less than £20,000 he course may be half price.  Please ask for details.
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