NEW! The Search for Life in Outer Space

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre


NEW! The Search for Life in Outer Space

Start Monday 19th September 2022
Time 19:30 - 21:30
Tutor William Joyce
Cost £43.50
Room GB Room
Availability 15/15 Places
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Course Description

This course introduces the relatively new science of astrobiology and takes the form of a series of short presentations followed by group discussions and exploring questions. Discussions include the current search for life on Mars and in the outer Solar System, the search for planets orbiting other stars and prospects for discovering intelligent alien life in the Universe, and how space travel develops into space colonisation and even interstellar travel in the future. No previous science or maths knowledge is required. A little familiarity with some basic astronomy could be helpful but is not essential. No equipment is required except a notebook and pen.

Half term is 24th - 28th October.

Your Tutor

William Joyce has presented introductory, intermediate and advanced astronomy and planetary science talks and short courses for many years, to schools, the public and college students, and he is actively involved with space-related outreach events. 

William’s talks and courses include a mix of key concepts and cutting-edge discoveries covering a variety of fascinating topics, and are presented in engaging, up-to-date and easily understood sessions with plenty of interactive discussions.

William Joyce BSc, BSc, C.Phys., M.Inst.P