Astrophysics Masterclass - Debate Chamber

Astrophysics Masterclass

Over the past hundred years, physicists have expanded our vision of the universe and our place within it. We now know that the atoms that make up the human body are traceable to the stars in the night sky, and the galaxies containing these stars stretch millions of light-years across space. These galaxies are rushing apart from each other at an ever-increasing rate, as the universe expands under the mysterious action of dark energy. How many other extraordinary complexities exist, in forms perhaps impossible for us to imagine, in the endless reaches of the cosmos?

The Astrophysics Masterclass provides an exciting insight into some of the greatest discoveries of the past century. Students will learn how to calculate the distances to stars and galaxies, determine the age and expansion rate of the universe, explore the properties of black holes, and determine the composition of distant stars and planets using modern astronomical techniques.

Classes containing between 14 – 16 students will combine lectures with problem questions and exercises, creating a comfortable environment for students to share ideas amongst their peers and to progress from their existing knowledge toward more challenging material.

This course is ideal for students who may be considering physics or a related discipline at university, but it will also be of interest to those who simply wish to understand more about the universe and our place within it.

Practical Details

The Astrophysics Masterclass is open to students aged 15 – 18. We don’t have an available date for this course at the moment, but you can express your interest using the form below, and we’ll be in touch when a date is scheduled.

The venue for this course is the University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details here.

The cost of the one-day Astrophysics Masterclass is £95 per student.

Partial fees bursaries are available for students who would otherwise face financial barriers to attending the course – please see here for details.

To express your interest the Astrophysics Masterclass, or if you have any further questions, simply call us on 0800 8101058, email, or complete the form below.

Express Your Interest

Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you are applying for a bursary please do not complete this form, but instead complete the ‘Bursary Application Form’ here.

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