Astronomy Centre

STFC Introductory Summer School in Astronomy

Welcome to the STFC Introductory Summer School in Astronomy 2012, at the University of Sussex

The School is aimed at STFC-funded postgraduate students who are beginning PhD studies in astronomy and space science in autumn 2012. Our programme of lectures will provide a comprehensive overview of astrophysics topics from Solar System and planetary physics, through stars and galaxies, and on to cosmology. There will be sessions on PhD skills, outreach, and career planning. A wide range of social events will enable students to build networks with those working on similar topics throughout the UK.

For STFC students attendance at the School is fully-funded, including travel and all meals, by STFC.

The School will be held from Sunday 2nd September - Friday 7th September 2012. There will be a welcome reception on the evening of Sunday 2nd September and the School will also feature a lively social programme.

Students should aim to arrive around 6pm on Sunday 2nd September. The School will end at lunchtime on Friday 7th September.


For general enquiries about the Introductory School please contact Richard Chambers (email:, or telephone +44 1273 678108) or alternatively contact Justine Charles (email, tel: +44 1273 877856)

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