presented by : Dr Paul Payne

Adult education evening courses in Astronomy, Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Physics held at historic Sydney Observatory. Presented by Dr Paul Payne using unique dynamic, interactive, 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.
5 evenings, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
5 x Tuesdays, commencing 27th July, 2021
5 x Thursdays, commencing 19th August, 2021
cost: $260 ( concession $234 )

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
8 x Thursday commencing 7 October 2021
cost: $390 ( concession $350 )
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Understanding Relativity

A 6 lecture 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 evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm
6 x Tuesdays commencing 2th June 2020
cost: $310 ( concession $280 )
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Understanding Quantum

We explore the wave nature of particles, and how that lead to the uncertainty principle and entanglement. The state space at the heart of Quantum Mechanics is presented and applied to understanding atoms, optics, polarization and some astronomical techniques.
5 x Thursdays evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm
15th July 2021
cost: $260 ( concession $234 )

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.
3 x Thursdays commencing 23 July 2020
cost: $160 ( concession $145 )
Bookings Available Soon

HSC Relativity

Feel free to register with my online Relativity course and experience similar graphics to those used in the presentations.
1 hour presentation plus Q&A

cost: $15 per student per session ( teacher free )

Use my email to arrange a time.


Presented using the latest 3D technology, gain insight into the importance of recent space missions, activities and discoveries in astronomy.
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 13st July 2021
Tuesday 20th July 2021
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Tuesday 31th August 2021
Tuesday 7th September 2021
Tuesday 14th September 2021
cost: $50 ( concession $45 )