A new online introductory (yes – for beginners) course from the Workers’ Educational Association supported by the Royal Astronomical Society. Enrolment requirements include:
- You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
- You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
- Starts at 19:00 on Tuesday 10th March 2020. Cost is £20 or free if eligible
Over six weekly ninety-minute sessions online, the course will look at space programmes and missions being conducted by many countries and companies right now. Starting 10th March 2020. The six sessions will cover
- From the Space Race to the New Space Age. How has human space exploration evolved since the launch of Sputnik in 1957?
- Services from space. All those satellites in space, what impact do they have on the quality of lives of people on Earth?
- The Private Space Sector. It has been emerging for many years. Has it finally arrived?
- Environmental control in space. Can the international community apply the lessons of climate change on Earth to the space environment around Earth and beyond?
- Militarisation of space. Humans on Earth have always fought on the land, sea and the air. Is war in space inevitable?
- Humans in Space. In this decade, will humans walk on the Moon again? Will this decade deliver, finally the promise of space tourism?
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