Astronomy course calendar

At Astrofarm we deliver a number of astronomy and astronomy related courses. Our astronomy course calendar shows the dates for the pre-arranged courses for 2017. These short courses are for beginners and do not require prior knowledge or specialist equipment. For content details of our courses please see our Astronomy Courses page. 

With small groups of 6 - 10, we can guarantee personal attention and plenty of time to help and answer questions. All our astronomy courses are informal, relaxed, friendly and fun. Our tutor Andrew has many years experience of teaching adults and fully understand the anxieties we mature students have!

We have a programme of courses throughout the year and any of the astronomy courses can be arranged on a date to suit for a group of 6 - 10 people. It is also possible to deliver a beginner astronomy course for a group at your own venue, by prior arrangement. Please do get in touch if you are interested and we will arrange dates to suit.


Complete Beginner Guide to Astronomy

From 6.00 pm to midnight

Saturday 27th January 2018
Saturday 24th February 2018
Thursday 29th March 2018
Saturday 28th April 2018

Next Steps in Astronomy

From 6.00 pm to midnight

Saturday 3rd March 2018 
Wednesday 25th April  2018
Milky Way

Guided Stargazing

Evenings by arrangement

throughout January & February

Telescope Workshops 

Evenings by arrangement

Open Observing nights

By reservation

throughout January & February

Club Member Nights

Every Wednesday - booking by phone or email.

Astronomy Courses


Saturday 17th February 2018
Saturday 7th April 2018

A whole weekend of astrophotography at Astrofarm

With the Beginner’s Guide to Astrophotography’ from 6.00 pm to midnight on Saturday evening, Image Processing Workshop on Sunday afternoon and an Astrophotography Masterclass from 6.00 pm to midnight on Sunday night, you can choose your own timetable. You can come to individual sessions, enjoy our full weekend package with overnight stays or anything in between!

 Email Sue for more details and to book for the next weekend.  
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                        Email or phone 0545 712 553 to book your place.