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Astronomy - Sixty years of the Space Age: Satellites and space probes

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Astronomy - Sixty years of the Space Age: Satellites and space probes

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Mon, 7 August 2017

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From 19:00pm to 21:15pm

Every Thursday Until: 30th Nov 2017
WEA, Quest House

A 10 week astronomy course starting on Thursday 21 September at 7pm - 9.15pm in Loughborough. Tutor Ann Bonell. Fee 86.65 or free if you are in receipt of an income related benefit.

October marks the 60th anniversary of Sputnik; we will look at contributions that satellites and space probes have made to our understanding of astronomy. The world of science has seen rapid change since the launch of the first satellite; manned exploration of the Moon, robotic probes to planets and comets, and orbiting observatories have made major discoveries about our universe and its composition.
We will discuss important findings and the future including the launch of the James Webb Space telescope.
Additionally, we will consider the stars and planets in view in the autumn sky and keep abreast of astronomy and space stories in the news.
No skills or experience necessary; this course is suitable for beginners and improvers and to anyone with an enthusiasm for astronomy.

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