General Interest

ASTRONOMY - A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO OBSERVING THE NIGHT SKY 

This course is an introduction to Astronomy, Observation Equipment, The Solar System, Stellar Evolution, Astro-imaging, Galaxies and Projects to amateur astronomers.  There will be six sessions at Papanui High School and two visits to the observatory.

TUTOR  Euan Mason & Rob Glassey
VENUE  Papanui High School
TIME  Thursday 7-9 pm
START DATE  16 May
COURSE NUMBER  401/2
COURSE LENGTH  8 weeks
COURSE FEE  $160 (includes entrance fee for visits to observatory)
REQUIREMENTS  Nil
ADDITIONAL COSTS  Nil


BEE KEEPING INTRO - 

Are your fruit trees not yielding sufficient fruit? Is your garden short of bees? Do you want to contribute to the environment by having a bee hive in your back yard. Then come along to this introductory course which will cover basic beekeeping skills from building a hive from kitset to managing a hive and recognition of diseases and how to treat them. 

TUTOR Jeff Robinson
VENUE Papanui High School
TIME Tuesday 7-9 pm
START DATE 14 May
COURSE LENGTH  7 weeks

COURSE NUMBER 201/2
COURSE FEE $126
REQUIREMENTS Students will need to bring a hammer, battery drill and pliers along with their own bee suit (hat and veil) or a 1/2 suit. Can be purchased from Ecrotek in Sheffield Crescent or online from Beeline supplies.
ADDITIONAL COSTS Students can purchase a start up kit from tutor if they wish at the end of the course cost $605 plus cost of bees


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