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Ever wondered what a principle quantum number is? Our science courses will gently demystify the complexities of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology with plenty of time for questions. Our tutors are qualified and supportive and our students help create the relaxed community feel we pride ourselves on. Go on challenge yourself!

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Shaping a Sustainable Environment for Planet Earth Q&A Panel

Join Howard Bell and a panel of guests featuring Zali Steggal (MP for Warringah), Glenn Walker (Greenpeace), Howard Witt (Citizens Climate Lobby), Ed Chan (Policy Director, AEMC), Simone Griffiths (a local grassroots campaigner) and Hale Adasal (Chair of the Central Coast Local Environment Network) for a follow-up and Q&A session on 'Shaping a... [More]
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<p>Join Howard Bell and a panel of guests featuring Zali Steggal (MP for Warringah), Glenn Walker (Greenpeace), Howard Witt (Citizens Climate Lobby), Ed Chan (Policy Director, AEMC), Simone Griffiths

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28 Jul

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Ancient Mathematics: Islamic Science

Islamic mathematics developed under strong influence of the ancient Greek mathematics. During the Abbasid Caliphate, Euclid’s Elements and Ptolemy’s Almagest were translated into Syriac then to Arabic, followed by the works by Diophantus, Heron of Alexandria, Archimedes of Syracuse, and Apollonius. Arab scientists inherited and developed Greeks’... [More]
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<p>Islamic mathematics developed under strong influence of the ancient Greek mathematics. During the Abbasid Caliphate, Euclid’s Elements and Ptolemy’s Almagest were translated into Syriac then to

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30 Jul

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European Mathematics During the Middle Ages: From Boethius to Fibonacci

The fall of the Western Roman Empire in the late 4th century was followed by abandonment of the Greek sciences and overall decline in mathematical knowledge. Revival of mathematics in Europe began with the translation of Arabic mathematical treatises, including those translated from Greek. The decimal positional numerals spread around Europe since... [More]
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<p>The fall of the Western Roman Empire in the late 4th century was followed by abandonment of the Greek sciences and overall decline in mathematical knowledge. Revival of mathematics in Europe began

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06 Aug

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European Mathematics During the Renaissance

During the Renaissance, the rediscovery of philosophy, art and culture of the Ancient Greeks, together with introduction of Arabic art and science, and the desire of artists to represent the natural world realistically led them to study mathematics. Luca Pacioli and Leonardo da Vinci worked on the theory of perspective, golden ratio and algebra.... [More]
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<p>During the Renaissance, the rediscovery of philosophy, art and culture of the Ancient Greeks, together with introduction of Arabic art and science, and the desire of artists to represent the

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13 Aug

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Scientists and Philosophers Need to Talk

We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don't – and even the experts don’t! These questions are as much philosophical as they are scientific, and Tibor offers some deep philosophical insights into them.... [More]
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<p>We all know what Science is – but do we know what ‘reality’ is; or even what ‘understanding’ is? Just how do we ‘know’, and how do we know that we know? There is abundant evidence that we don't –

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30 Sep

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Satellite Observation of our Planetary Environment

While manned space flight has so often captured the world’s attention, it is Earth Observation Satellites which have provided the biggest 'return on investment'. Geostationary satellites provide a bird’s eye view of clouds and storms, while Low Earth Orbiting satellites provide the data which underpins the steady improvement in weather forecasts.... [More]
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<p>While manned space flight has so often captured the world’s attention, it is Earth Observation Satellites which have provided the biggest 'return on investment'. Geostationary satellites provide a

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11 Oct
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Nuclear Fusion: Powering Stars, Planets and People

Stars, with their multi-billion-year lifetimes, obtain their power from nuclear fusion. This process also ends up creating all the elements in the universe beyond helium. In this lecture you will learn about the nuclear reactions involved, and some of the many fascinating ‘facts of life’ that make our universe what it is: one where planets, and... [More]

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