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S288 – Practical Science

Well, before I begin I would like to let you know that The Open University’s 2plus2 has officially been renamed OpenPlus (as I was told it would happen a few weeks back). From now on in this blog, I will call it OpenPlus.

Other than that, I have received word that the new S288 module from the Open University has a one week residential component in the Observatorio AstronĂ³mico de Mallorca (OAM)! It is exactly the same as the discontinued module SXR208 (at least this is what I was told). From what I read too, regular S288 is different from OpenPlus S288;

“Practical Science (The 2plus2 strand of S288, which includes residential components)”.

This will be my last module with The Open University, and I must say it is a fantastic way to end off my studies there!

  1. July 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Just to let you know that the astronomy residential is a 3 day optional residential, not a week.

    • July 25, 2011 at 10:01 am

      I see. Pitty it is not a week, as Mallorca must be a fantastic place to see (although I heard you do most of your sleeping during the day on these residentual trips).

      Not that I disagree with you, but may I ask where you got this information? As it was the OU themselves that told me it will be a week, although I agree that it is possible they were confused with another module.

      ***Edit: Nevermind, I found the source. It appears that S288 is actually named SXP288. And it says that the residentual in Mallorca is indeed three days. For anyone else interested I will make a small blog post about it shortly. Thanks for the update David!***

  2. July 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    You’re welcome… more than happy to talk about my experiences on SXR208, I had an amazing week. Yes, you do sleep during the day once you get in from the observatory, but you are normally well awake before midday!

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