The Mathematics of Measuring the Solar System (4 sessions)
April 6 @ 4:00 pm - April 9 @ 5:00 pm
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This online course consists of 4 sessions: 4-5pm daily on 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th April 2021.
£49.99 for the full course (£41.66 + VAT). Please note this course requires a minimum number of bookings in order to run.
Age recommendation: 11-14 year olds.
The Mathematics of Measuring the Solar System: a series looking at the development of understanding of our place in the universe. Combining mathematical skills with astronomy concepts, this course will include suggested things to do in between the sessions and after the end of the course!
Session 1: How to Measure the Earth
Exploring an ancient method for gauging the size of our home.
Session 2: From the Earth to the Moon
Sizing up our constant companion.
Session 3: Going Round in Ellipses
A relatively – but not absolutely – enormous discovery by Johannes Kepler rings the changes taking place in humanity’s understanding of the Solar System.
Filling a hole in Kepler’s work.