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Hands-On The Universe

In this hands-on introductory course we will consider some of the exciting concepts of modern astronomy such as the birth and death of stars, the search for life and the mysterious dark matter that permeates the Universe. With the help of a suitable torch and a star map that you will receive, in this practical course you will learn how to find your way around the winter night sky. What can you see in the night sky apart from the Moon and planets and how do you find them? How can... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Hands-On The Universe

<p>In this hands-on introductory course we will consider some of the exciting concepts of modern astronomy such as the birth and death of stars, the search for life and the mysterious dark matter that

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The Adventures of Captain Bligh

William Bligh is famous as captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. But few people know that Bligh was the centre of a later, much larger mutiny, when he lost not just a ship but the entire colony of NSW to a group of disgruntled settlers and soldiers. We look at Bligh’s seafaring journeys with James Cook, the remarkable story of survival after the mutiny on the Bounty and the later “Rum Rebellion”. As author Rob Mundle has titled his book –... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
The Adventures of Captain Bligh

<p>William Bligh is famous as captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. But few people know that Bligh was the centre of a later, much larger mutiny, when he lost

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The Science of Climate Change

Deepen your understanding of the science of climate change: gain an understanding of the structure of the atmosphere so that you can consider the natural and enhanced greenhouse effect, global warming and the reasons for the observed increase in greenhouse gas concentrations. [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
The Science of Climate Change

Deepen your understanding of the science of climate change: gain an understanding of the structure of the atmosphere so that you can consider the natural and enhanced greenhouse effect, global warming

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Exploring Kamakura and Kanazawa

Kamakura and Kanazawa are two beautifully preserved feudal, warrior cities. Kamakura is a coastal town, 50 minutes by train from Tokyo. It became the political centre of Japan in 1192 when Minamoto Yoritomo chose the city for his new military government. Kamakura is referred to as the Kyoto of Eastern Japan. Kanazawa is on the Sea of Japan side of Japan but has recently been linked to Tokyo by the bullet train, and is now reachable within a few hours. Kamakura is a centre of Zen... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Exploring Kamakura and Kanazawa

<p>Kamakura and Kanazawa are two beautifully preserved feudal, warrior cities. Kamakura is a coastal town, 50 minutes by train from Tokyo. It became the political centre of Japan in 1192 when

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James Cook and the Endeavour - 250 Years On

250 years ago, on 26 August 1768, Lieutenant James Cook sailed from Plymouth Harbour bound for Tahiti on HMB Endeavour, to observe the Transit of Venus. The Royal Society predicted this would take place on 3 June 1769, would not occur again for more than 100 years, and they needed an observation in the Southern Hemisphere. Cook’s instructions were to then explore the coast of New Zealand, reached 125 years earlier by Abel Tasman and after that he could decide on the best route to... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
James Cook and the Endeavour - 250 Years On

250 years ago, on 26 August 1768, Lieutenant James Cook sailed from Plymouth Harbour bound for Tahiti on HMB Endeavour, to observe the Transit of Venus. The Royal Society predicted this would take

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Causes & Consequences of Future Social Unrest

Mass unemployment, globalisation, and the social & economic consequences of anthropogenic global warming, will all potentially drive social unrest in the future. Explore the potential causes of future deep social unrest & the likely consequences of the fracture of social consensus. [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
Causes & Consequences of Future Social Unrest

Mass unemployment, globalisation, and the social & economic consequences of anthropogenic global warming, will all potentially drive social unrest in the future. Explore the potential causes of

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Saving Sydney's Wild Rivers

Sydney is one of the few cities of the world that still has pristine, free flowing and healthy rivers – the Kowmung, Coxs, Nattai, Keduma, and Wollondilly. Learn why a proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by fourteen metres will inundate and smother these rivers. Why are their calls for these internationally significant ecosystems, within the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, to continue to flow into the future? The course builds on earlier WEA environmental history courses... [More]
$28 Limited inc GST
Saving Sydney's Wild Rivers

<p>Sydney is one of the few cities of the world that still has pristine, free flowing and healthy rivers – the Kowmung, Coxs, Nattai, Keduma, and Wollondilly. Learn why a proposal to raise the

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