Amateur Astronomy Courses

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We offer a variety of courses ranging from the practical to the theoretical, each is designed to equip our delegates with what they need to get fun, enjoyment and value from their hobby.

Each course is created by experienced amateur astronomers who have learned their skills the hard way, taking many years to perfect their art. They pass on the lessons from their mistakes so you don’t have to make the same ones.

Astronomy for Beginners

This course is designed for the ABSOLUTE beginner, there is an exclusive guide available too. It walks the novice through the stages offering a step by step guide on how to get started and the pitfalls to avoid.

Imaging the Moon

Learn how with easily and reasonably cheaply obtainable hardware how easy it is to image our nearest neighbour. We offer step by step instructions which include video, where you actually see the trainer DO it.


Solar Astronomy

Perhaps for the more advanced, we look at whats needed to take lovely Hydrogen Alpha (HA) images of the Sun SAFELY, how to setup, capture, and process images of the total majesty the Sun has to offer.

UPDATE – white light solar astronomy now added

Imaging for beginners

We look at imaging a planet with a webcam

Spectroscopy for Beginners 

Looks at what spectroscopy is and what is needed to do it. We then look at how to capture spectra (a further course is due to be added to this on processing spectra data that will be included at no extra charge once available).

Also, Included FREE when you enrol for any of the above. Want an OASA passport to view the lot? £30 will give you access to ALL courses for the year at no extra charge (does not include GCSE Astronomy) Please click here to enrol now


Written by an expert in the field, we walk you though the history of the universe. Where did it come from, to how it may eventually end.