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  1. Some new to astronomy may find this course really useful, it's completely free, it takes 4 weeks to complete when doing 3 hours a week of study... and you get a certificate at the end The course You can get more of an idea about what’s covered in the course from this short summary. In Week 1, you’ll discover the constellation of Orion, find it in the sky and find out how the constellations can be used for navigation. In Week 2, learn about the lifecycle of different types of star, their birth and what happens when they die. Find out about nuclear fusion that happens inside a star and how their mass, luminosity and temperature are related to their lifecycle. In Week 3, investigate what the night sky can reveal about how it all began, learn about different types of telescopes and go behind the scenes with Monica Grady. In Week 4, consider how planets and planetary systems formed and find out about our place in the Universe. You’ll also find out about exoplanets and consider whether other stars have planets like ours. The course is designed to run on desktops, tablets and mobile devices; however, some of the material is quite detailed and using a larger screen will enhance your experience. Materials are best viewed running the most up-to-date software available for your device and using the most recent version of the web browser. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/orion
  2. I can't seem to be able to register as you can only see one post as a guest. Wouldn't mind seeing some tutorials.
  3. From the website http://liverpoolas.org/event/sidewalk-event-court-hey-park-friday-13th-january-2017/ "Members of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, (founded in 1881), will display several telescopes for viewing the night sky if clear. There will also be an illustrated talk on astronomy. This event is free, and is open to all members of the public. For more information contact:- Court Hey Visitors Centre – 0151 443 3682 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Mr. David Galvin, Observatory Director via contact form here"
  4. I've been meaning to come along to this for a while now, going to make an effort once my shifts free up my Wednesday's. Already have the sidewalk event at court hey Park on Friday 13th penciled into my calendar. Looking forward to it.
  5. Hi Nathan, I'm also from Liverpool and fairly new to astronomy. I found going to the world museum on William Brown Street very useful. They have a 'the night sky' talk on the top floor in the planetarium, lasts around 10 minutes, good for familiarising yourself with the constellations you'll see that night. And the best thing is. It's completely free and have readily available star maps for you to take home.
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