This course will be a continuation of the existing Science for the
Curious Astronomy course. However new members are welcomed and will not be handicapped by missing the first course as all the topics will be
stand alone and not require previous knowledge.
The material will be accessible and easy to understand. Any math or
physics needed to illustrate a point will be in a very basic and
The sessions will be as interactive as the topic allows. Participants
will be asked to contribute to the discussion and encouraged to present
their own ideas.
Some of the topics to be covered include:
• Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB)
• Space Telescopes.
• Vacuum Energy / Gravity Waves
• Beyond Atoms – i.e. Quarks, Higgs, Virtual Particles.
• Apparent faster than light objects
• Galaxy Formation
• Binary Stars and Orbits
• Specific stars or objects. i.e. Betelgeuse. Crab Nebula. Supernovae
• Dark energy / Dark matter
• The top 10 Hubble telescope finds
• Molecules in space
• Planetary Probes and their Findings
Course will run via Zoom on Tuesdays 2pm-3pm and Thursdays 2pm-3pm
Course Leader is Peter Coates