31 January 2006
The University of Glamorgan is once again offering its innovative community astronomy course Alien Worlds.
The module aims to introduce anyone with an interest in the night sky to the wonders of the universe, no matter how much or how little their experience. With a combination of practical observations and lectures, students will learn the constellations, observe the moon, sun and planets and will be instructed in photography (both film and digital) and will use telescopes and binoculars to view the night sky at arranged sessions. This practical aspect will be enhanced with lectures detailing our increasing knowledge of the planets of the solar system, stars and galaxies and the origin of the universe. We shall also ponder the question of whether life exists “out there”
Lectures include such themes as “What do Aliens look Like?” “The Evolution of Life” “What is Intelligence?” “Constellations, Myths & Magic” “The Search for Other Earths” “Photographing the Night Sky,” “Using telescopes and binoculars,” “Finding your way around the Sky,” “Astronomical software” and many more.
University of Glamorgan astronomer Martin Griffiths stated “this course is a unique opportunity for anyone to get to know the sky, to examine our universe and to ponder one of humanity’s greatest questions – are we alone”
Now for the good news – The course is Free to all those who live and work in Objective one areas of Wales. The University is offering the course through its community outreach programme and courses are arranged to begin at:
Abertillery Community Education Centre Alma St. Abertillery at 7:00pm on 14th February 2006
Blaenavon Community Education Centre Park St Blaenavon at 1:00pm on 16th February 2006
If you wish to partake of this exciting course and learn more about the night sky, or require further details, then please contact:
Martin Griffiths on 01443 483329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org