Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers



All Our courses are normally held at The Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA. For directions and a map visit this page. but this year they are all being held via Zoom - more details below We attempt to clear away the fog and help people who want to get into astronomy get started.

Courses are on Wednesdays, and start at 8pm

The 2022 Introduction to Astronomy course

will run over 8 weeks

8pm on Wednesday evenings as listed below

This course for those new to astronomy is run by the CAA.

Each week there will be lecture of around 45-50 minutes. The proposed program for this year is as follows, but may change so keep an eye out for updates.

  • 20st April - 1 : Introduction to Stars and Planets - Paul Fellows

  • 27th April - 2 : The Life and Death of Stars - Brian Lister

  • 4th May - 3 : The Inner Solar System - TBA

  • 11th May - 4 :The Outer Solar System - Paul Fellows

  • 18th May - 5: Galaxies and the Milky Way - Brian Lister

  • 25th May - 6: The Big Bang and Expanding Universe - Jonathan Clough

  • 1st June - 7: The puzzles of Dark Matter and Dark Energy - TBA

  • 8th June - 8: The Search for Alien Life - Paul Fellows

The course is open to anyone 16 and over.

While we are forced into running the course on-line it is completely free to members.

Non-Members - frankly its cheaper to join as a member by paying your £5 for the year and not mess about!

Payment method details below.

The remiaing sessions in this course will be via Zoom Presentation

Paul Fellows is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

If you have Zoom installed already then just click Join Event at the right time, or just a few minutes early.

Otherwise, to get Zoom - follow these instructions

For more information or to book your place email Paul here

or talk to Paul on 01954 202785 (evenings)

If paying by cheque: Please make payable to the Cambridge Astronomical Association and send to Brian Lister, 80 Ramsden Square, Cambridge, CB4 2BL

Want to Pay Electronically? You can send the money direct to our account

Account number : 10679844
Sort code : 20-17-22

Please use Reference; I2A followed by your name eg. I2A Joe Bloggs

Important! Once the money has been transferred, please click here and fill in the details to tell us who you are and what you have paid for


Just send an email to Paul stating the following,

Name and Address a

Amount transferred and name of your account

This is so that we can work out why we got the money and who from!

Paul Fellows

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