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Astronomy Summer School

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July

AI HQ Blanchardstown

 

The event will begin at our Headquarters in Blanchardstown (just off the M50) For map and directions visit: www.astronomy.ie/map

The event is suitable for 10-16 year olds

Summer School Program

Below is a brief outline of the topics covered in this Summer School

 

Introduction to the Night Sky

Find out about the night sky and many amazing sights such as the Milky Way

The image to the right shows the Milky Way, the galaxy that the Sun is a part of. It's so large it takes light about 100,000 years to cross it. Earth is about 25,000 light-years from the centre of the Milky Way.

 

The Sun and the Moon

Learn about the Sun and the Moon; their history, how they affect us here on Earth and how they interact during an eclipse

The image to the right was taken during the 2006 solar eclipse that was visible over Siberia, Russia.

 

The Planets and Stars

Learn about the planets that make up our Solar System, and how other stars compare to the Sun

The image to the right shows the Sun, the eight planets and the five of the largest dwarf planets. The sizes of the planets and Sun are scaled although distance is not.


Click the image to see full size

 

The History of Astronomy

Learn how astronomy has been studied through history by people including the builders of Newgrange

Newgrange is over 5,000 years old, making it older than both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza! Every winter, on the morning of the shortest day, the rising sun shines directly into the passage leading to the tomb in the centre.

 

 

Telescopes

Learn how to set up and use a telescope yourself
 

 

Deep Sky Objects

Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is.

- Douglas Adams

 

Take the chance to find out for yourself just how much Douglas Adams got things right when he said that.

The image to the right is the Hubble Telescope Ultra Deep Field. Every dot of light is an entire galaxy of stars!

 

Cosmology

Learn about cosmology, the history and the fate of the universe
 
Click the image to see full size

 

Exoplanets and the search for life beyond Earth

Learn about the search for new planets beyond our Solar Systems and the life that we might find there.
 

COST AND BOOKING

Price 150euro before July 15 (excludes magazine)

Price 210 with magazine

Summer School 2018
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