Astronomy Courses & Education for first-timers.University Certificates
Single-module certificates for broader study and skills.Advanced Study
Routes to a full BSc(Hons) Degree in Astronomy.
The Course Notes have recently been published as a book by the Module Tutor:
Great Astronomers in European History, 2012, Paul Marston, Canopus.
Students should NOT buy a copy themselves as it will be sent to them as part of Induction for the course.
Student's should also refer to the History of Astronomy Workbook and the bibliographies at the end of each chapter of the Course Textbook.
Further Reading Subject to availability, either:
- Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy Michael Hoskin, 1999, CUP, ISBN-13: 9780521576000 ; ISBN-10: 0521576008, £24.99 (paperback).
- The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy by Michael Hoskin, 1996, CUP, ISBN-13: 9780521411585 ; ISBN-10: 052141158 (£25.00 Out of print - 2nd hand copies sometimes available on Amazon).
For a better feel for the earlier key figures:
- The Sleepwalkers by Arthur Koestler (1989, Arkana, ISBN-13 9780140192469, £14.99)
An example of a book that students might like to review is:
- Gods in the Sky by Allan Chapman, 2002, Channel 4 Books, ISBN-13: 978-0752261645 ; ISBN-10: 0752261649, £18.99.