Welcome to the Home Page of the Transition Year Astronomy Module !



A collaboration with Physics teachers, Science Foundation Ireland, and the Physics Department in UCC has recently launched a new Transition Year Module in Astronomy. This is designed to last 1-2 terms, and is based on a series of "hands-on" demos and practicals for the students to carry out. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.

Although a pdf version of this module can be found here we encourage teachers to use the online version here . Teachers can navigate through the Module by using the sidebar. This online version of the Module contains live links to many useful websites, and purpose-built powerpoint presentations teachers can use in the classroom.

We warmly welcome feedback on this Module, and encourage teachers to contact Dr Paul Callanan (paulc@ucc.ie) with any (hopefully constructive !) comments.