Astronomy Evening Classes - Autumn/Winter 2006
The classes listed below will be held at the Calton Hill City Observatory within the lecture room. Classes will start at 7.30 pm on Wednesday evenings. The classes will consist of the talk which will last about an hour. The classes will be illustrated by slide and/ or powerpoint presentations.
After a break for refreshments there will be tips on what celestial items to observe at that time of the year and on how best to use binoculars and telescopes. There will be observations using binoculars and telescopes if the weather permits. The class will finish at 9.30 pm.
The classes are open to anyone of any age who wishes to find out more about astronomy and what to observe in the Edinburgh sky. The classes will be presented by experienced astronomers.
The Solar System
- October 11th - The History of Astronomy
- October 18th - The Sun and Sun Spots
- November 1st - The Moon
- November 8th - Inner Planets (Mercury/ Venus/ Earth/ Mars)
- November 15th - Jupiter and Saturn - and their moons
- November 22nd - Meteors and Aurorae
- November 29th - Comets
- December 6th - Neptune, Uranus and the dwarf planets
There will be a small charge for each class of £2.00/£1.00 concessions. The charge will include refreshments. The classes are free to members of the ASE.
The lecture room is on the same level as the car park at the top of Calton Hill. The car park can be accessed by the road that leads from Regent Road near the Old Royal High School. The Observatory is about ten minutes walk from Waterloo Place and the east end of Princes Street.
There is more information about the ASE and the classes on the website: <http://www.astronomyedinburgh.org>.
To find out more about the classes and to register contact the President of the ASE, Des Loughney, or via our website.
Details confirming the classes will be sent to all those who register.