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Astronomy online learning

This is a new online learning group started initially to provide learning while the Coronavirus impacts on our meetings but will continue post crisis.

Astronomy Zoom Virtual Meetings

June 24th: we had a virtual meeting, today. It was a great start to more of these with slides telling us in simple terms about Hubble's technology. This was followed by Neil's 'Solar Orbiter' presentation.
Next meeting: July 22nd at 11.30
Interested? Email me at newcastleu3a@hotmail.com by 17th July,please

Name of group: Astronomy Online Learning
Purpose of group:
1. To provide online learning in the first instance while the Coronavirus is impacting on U3A group meetings
2. To provide exciting, curious and amazing items about astronomy
3. An opportunity for members to add their own discoveries and/or their online learning resources and /or provide tasks to complete and reading material examples
3. It may evolve into a forum or a way to inform members of a forthcoming event
When?: This can be done at any time. It is flexible learning to suit members.
How?: Read, research, find reading resources, lists of books, periodicals, magazines. Problem solve, classify, create

No need for a telescope just enjoyment of our amazing heavens

Keep communicating with me, Catherine Stevenson, Chair, using the 'Contact' button or newcastleu3a@hotmail.com

Let me know
i) Which link you found interesting and why
II) What you would like to see posted

NEW!! HOT OFF THE PLANET

'A History of Astronomy' part one of PPTs. Read, research and try an activity.
April 12th- in 'Continuing Astronomy for Beginners' I've just posted '1 Basic info about our SOLAR SYSTEM' as a PPT and another as a Word doc for those of you without PPT.

{April: new additions}- have a look at '
Continuing Astronomy for Beginners' as I have been adding activities to this area.
April 25th : NEW!! 'Our Universe' - 'Our Weird Universe Part 1' outlines some weird things in our universe. Can you explain some of them?

May - new items

May 1st: In 'Astronomy Activities'look for '1 Mars: Did you know...?' to discover some what a weird planet Mars is. For answers
'Answers 1.Mars: Did you know...?'
May 18th: In Calendar of Events'- 'July 2020', 'Skies of the Distant Future',
May 28th: 'Hubble Part 1 and Hubble Part 2. I have had to divide this PPT into different parts in order to upload them to this site. Part 3 to follow, soon
May 31st: In 'Our Universe' - 'Diagrams of Solar System' this is an animated PPT of 1 slide.

June

June 5th : 'The Inner and Outer Planets how are they the same and how are they different?' -an animated PPT activity and information
June 6th: In 'History of Astronomy': Ptolemy- were his observations based on evidence?

July - new items

July 8th: In 'Continuing Astronomy for Beginners': Vocabulary. Definitions and some information about some space items

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More Group Pages
Quantum Physics Astronomy online learning
Book Group Bridge – Duplicate
City Lunch Group Coffee Morning (General)
Craft Craft-2
Creative Writing Discussion Group
Family History Favourite Films
French Conversation Fun Bridge
Fun Quiz Games Group
General History Good Read
Groups Coordinator Historical Humour
I.T. And Computing (on Zoom) Improvers
Industrial History Introduction to Dowsing
IT2 Italian Culture
Local History Lunch-Roving
Music For Pleasure Philosophy
Poetry Quiz
Saturday Music & Drama Shakespeare Group
Short Projects Short Tennis
Short Tennis 2 Sunday Lunch Group
Table Tennis 2 Talking About Art
Ten Pin Bowling Travel group
Ukulele Walking