This course deals with subjects not covered by Astronomy 1 and Astronomy 2.
This course deals with subjects not covered by Astronomy 1 and Astronomy 2. We will look at different types of telescopes as well as optical telescopes such as radio, infra-red and X-ray telescopes. We look at what amateurs can contribute to astronomy without needing a telescope but just using the naked eye or binoculars. We will look at the Big Questions that remain on the Universe and what the best theories are at the moment. We will understand what the theories of Einstein were and why they were fundamental to astronomy and how they were finally proved one hundred years after being published.