Astronomy 101

We are very excited to help launch you into your astronomical journey!  This course covers four topics, over the course of four weeks, as follows:

WEEK 1:  Exploring the Sky (14th May)

WEEK 2:  Observing: an introduction (21st May)

WEEK 3:  Introduction to Astrophotography (28th May)

WEEK 4:  Ask an astronomer! (4nd June)

All weeks will include telescope viewing and training (weather permitting)

The course is held at Beverly-Begg Observatory and all you need to do is turn up at 7pm for class each Tuesday, we bring the rest!  

There is a $40 fee per person for this course and places are limited. You can also get full society membership to the end of the 2024 season for a discounted additional $10.

This course is aimed at adults, teenagers, and families.  If your school-aged child is very keen on astronomy, please also consider our Fun Science Space Club which runs at the observatory every Friday night during the school term from 7-9pm or a Family Membership to the observatory.

To express your interest, please get in touch with us at secretary@dunedin.astronomical.nz.