Astronomy & Relativity Courses

Adult education evening courses in Astronomy and Relativity, held at historic Sydney Observatory. Presented by Dr Paul Payne using unique 3D stereo graphics. Complex concepts are made understandable through powerful visualizations, negating the need for mathematics in the courses. The courses take you from an introduction to the night sky to delving into the wonderful universe of Albert Einstein.

Exploring the Heavens book online
An introduction to the wonderful night sky. Identify, and understand the nature of the planets, stars and constellations of the night sky. Learn which type of telescope is the one for you.
5 x Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 8:30 commencing 9th May 2017
5 x Thursday evenings 6:00 - 8:30 commencing 11th May 2017
cost: $170 ( concession $150 )
An 8 evening conceptual exploration of the universe. Light, quantum physics and relativity are introduced and applied to astronomy. A few key concepts go a long way.
next course to be timetabled for September 2017
cost: $270 ( concession $220 )
Understanding Relativity book online
A 6 evening introduction to Einstein's theory of Relativity. Slowing of time, the equivalence of energy and mass, and gravity are introduced with 3D graphics.
Weekend 10am - 4pm, 24th - 25 June 2017
6 x Thursdays evenings 6:00 - 8:30 commencing 13nd July 2017
cost: $200 ( concession $160 )
HSC Relativity email :
An 2 hour evening of relativity. The complex is made simple in this evening devoted to HSC physics students.
Day or evening sessions available at your school or Sydney Observatory
cost: $15 per student
Understanding Quantum book online
A 5 evening introduction to Quantum physics. Understanding why the universe of the small is so uncertain.
5 x Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 8:30 commencing 18th July 2017
cost: $190 ( concession $160 )