Astronomy

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When you book a masterclass we will work with you to focus on your specific needs. From focused questioning using the unique exhibits in the galleries, to fast-paced intensive classroom sessions, the day can be tailored to any topic, age group and ability range.

Astronomy masterclasses at the National Space Centre make use of the planetarium allowing us to discuss in great detail constellations and co-ordinate systems.

We have Lead Educators based in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales so we can come to your school to build a bespoke day of learning centred around astronomy.

We can also deliver sessions for teachers if you're looking for new ways to get the most out of an onsite observatory or planetarium. 

Topics could include:

  • Co-ordinate systems
  • Multi-spectral astronomy
  • The scale of the Universe
  • Parallax
  • Stellar evolution
  • Comets and meteors
  • Magnitudes, Cepheid variables and other light curves
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Kepler's laws
  • Exoplanets, the Drake equation and life in the Universe

Full day, half day and multiple hour-long sessions are available. See options and pricing here.

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