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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme Term I 2020.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

We learn the basics of astronomy by exploring our solar system and neighbouring stars and planets. We look at the theories of how stars and planets form and how these change as astronomers discover planets around stars other than our Sun. We also examine some of the basic techniques used to find new planets in our universe. Includes a visit to the Institute of Astronomy (2.4km, c.30 mins walk, or c.20 mins bus/walk).


Course dates

12 Jul 2020 to 18 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

22 Jun 2020

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code