Summer Courses starting in July

Astronomy for Kids!

Course Details

Perhaps the most important reason to study astronomy is that astronomy seeks to satisfy our fundamental curiosity about the world we live in, and answer the 'big' questions.

Did you ever wonder how the universe began? Why isn’t Pluto considered to be a planet anymore? Which is the largest planet? Is Mercury always the closest planet to the sun? Which is the hottest planet?

Led by Jack Hughes, Imperial Science master’s degree holder, and a highly experienced subject specialist Physics teacher from 11+ to A Level, this five-week course will answer these questions.

This kid friendly introduction to Astronomy will cover the history of the study of outer space from the Ancient Egyptians to the modern day. This exciting course will look at the planets that make up the solar system and how the universe began and what its eventual fate could be.

So, if you love space, have a curious mind and wonder what is out there past our own planet, then book this course. You will not be disappointed.

A 5 week course that meets weekly for a one hour session.

No Registration Fee

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Get to know your tutor
Meet Jack!

I graduated from Imperial College with a master’s degree in Experimental Neuroscience and also hold a degree in robotics. As a secondary trained teacher, I have over seven years of tuition and teaching experience following the achievement of my PGCE from the Institute of Education UCL. Most recently, I worked in the Senior Science Department of a top Independent Senior School in central London.

I am a patient teacher who have worked with children of varying abilities with the objective of giving them the confidence to apply themselves to subjects which they may have found difficult in the past. I have friendly, understanding disposition which puts the student at ease and helps to make their lessons something to look forward to rather than a chore.

I enjoy hiking in the country on the weekends and as a Scientist, I am fascinated by anything to do with outer space. I also enjoy the more creative and athletic sides of my hobbies as I like to draw and am also a keen runner.

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