presented by : Paul Payne

Adult education courses in Astronomy, Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Physics. These were held at historic Sydney Observatory and are now evolving into online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by Dr Paul Payne, with over 30 years teaching experience, using unique dynamic 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.
Access to course videos and notes
5 x Q&A evenings 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dates to be announced
Enquires : paulpayne@relativity.net.au

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.
Access to course videos and notes
8 x Q&A evenings 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dates to be announced
Enquires : paulpayne@relativity.net.au

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.
Access to course videos and notes
6 x Q&A evenings 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dates to be announced
Enquires : paulpayne@relativity.net.au

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.
Access to course videos and notes
5 x Q&A evenings 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dates to be announced
Enquires : paulpayne@relativity.net.au

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.
Access to course videos and notes
3 x Q&A evenings 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dates to be announced
Enquires : paulpayne@relativity.net.au

HSC Relativity

Two online sessions for HSC students to demystify Einstein's Relativity. Using your preferred online platform, and my interactive graphics, we explore
  • the two axioms of Relativity, time dilation, lose of simultaneity and length contraction.
  • mass, momentum and energy
Questions are encouraged during the presentation and after.
The two sessions are independent and can be booked separately.
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.
paulpayne@relativity.net.au

Astro-Update

Presented using the latest 3D technology, gain insight into the importance of recent space missions, activities and discoveries in astronomy.

Presentation and Q&A evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dates to be announced

Enquires : paulpayne@relativity.net.au