Adult education evening courses in Astronomy, Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Physics held at historic Sydney Observatory. Presented by Dr Paul Payne using unique 3D stereo graphics. Complex concepts are made understandable through powerful visualizations. The courses take you from an introduction to the night sky to delving into the wonderful universe described by modern physics. The courses are free of mathematics except for " The Theorem of Pythagoras in Physics" and "HSC Relativity" .

Exploring the Heavens

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.
classes start again in 2019
cost: $190 ( concession $160 )

Astronomical Concepts

An 8 evening conceptual exploration of the universe. Light, Quantum physics and Relativity are introduced and applied to astronomy. We also examine the latest discovers and their significance. A few key concepts go a long way.
8 x evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm
commencing
Tuesday 26th February 2019
cost: $320 ( concession $260 )

Understanding Relativity

A 6 evening introduction to Einstein's theory of Relativity. The slowing of time, the equivalence of energy and mass, and gravity are introduced using 3D graphics.
6 x Thursday evenings, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
commencing
31th January 2019
cost: $240 ( concession $180 )

Understanding Quantum

A 5 evening introduction to Quantum physics. We explore the wave nature of particles, and how that lead to the uncertainty principle. We apply the concepts to the atoms, optics ,polarization and astronomy.
5 x Thursday evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm
commencing
14th March 2019
cost: $220 ( concession $180 )
- Bookings Open Early 2019 -

The Theorem of Pythagoras in Physics

Mathematics is the language of science. This course is an introduction to the application of mathematics in Physics. Pythagoras's Theorem applied to Newtonian momentum, Einstein's Relativity and the probability of states in Quantum Mechanics. Over 3 evenings we explore the many ways to interprete this ancient theorem.
Dates available later in 2019
cost: $130 ( concession $110 )

HSC Relativity

This is a single evening event to demystify Einstein's Relativity for HSC students. A 3D stereo presentation applies the two axioms of relativity to derive time dilation, lose of simultaneity and length contraction. There is ample time for students to ask questions and experience a brief visit to a telescope at the observatory.
4:00pm - 5:45pm or 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Tuesday 12th February
or
Tuesday 19th February
cost: $15 per student ( teacher free )

Astro-Update

Presented using the latest 3D technology, gain insight into the importance of recent space missions, activities and discoveries in astronomy.
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 24th January
or
Tuesday 29th January
or
Tuesday 5th February
cost: $40 ( concession $35 )