Continuing Education: science courses

Philip Sharp

I give three courses on areas of science, not necessarily all in the same year, through the Centre for Continuing Studies at the University of Auckland. The courses are entitled The Modern Solar System; Planet Earth and Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology.

The courses are independent of one another and I assume no tertiary education or previous knowledge of science. Each course is either five or six two-hour evening lectures on consecutive weeks, and each lecture consists of two 50 minute segments with a ten minute break. I make liberal use of pictures and diagrams, and provide handouts for each lecture.

In 2016, I gave the course Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology. As of August 5, 2016 no decision has been made about which courses will be held in 2017.