In this course you will learn...

  • Practical skills for stargazing

    Learn the all important practical skills from choosing and using telescopes to how you can take amazing pictures of the night sky

  • How to navigate around the sky

    Using the audio lessons, Mark will help you to learn your way around the sky picking out the main constellation and stars along the way

  • All about space

    From the Earth to the Sun and from the stars to galaxies, you will learn all about the objects in the sky and for some of them, how best to observe

Meet Your Instructor

Mark Thompson

Mark's love of the night sky started when he was about 10 years old and he saw Saturn through a telescope at the Norwich Astronomical Society. Now, with over 30 years of observational experience he has become one of the countries favourite science broadcasters and authors. He is best known for his role as one of the presenting team on BBC Stargazing LIVE, is a familiar face on Good Morning Britain and other news shows and has authored nine popular science books.

Latest Testimonial

“I have just completed video lesson 1 with my granddaughter. It was brilliant, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Mark delivers the content well, with information accessible to all ages and abilities. We are looking forward to lesson 2. Fantastic value for money, thanks Mark.”