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Dr Jonathan
Nichols
Leicester Grid Refs: G10,G11,H10,H11

The NASA Juno mission to Jupiter
Alien auroras: the search for auroras from exoplanets Lots in Space: space science and auroras Lots in Space KS2

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Tel 01162 525049

Dr Nigel Bannister Leicester Anywhere in the UK

JUICE: ESA's mission to Jupiter, A history of trajectories.
Apollo 13: What Saved The Mission?

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Prof. Martin Barstow
Leicester Up to 100 MIles of Leicester

Extra-terrestrial life. UV astronomy.
White dwarfs and the interstellar medium.

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Tel 0116 252 3492

Dr Leigh Fletcher Leicester Up to 50 Miles of Leicester

Exploring the Outer Solar System with Robotic Spacecraft.
The Climate and Weather of Other Worlds.
Searching for Life beyond Earth

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Tel 01162 523585

Prof Nial Tanvir Leicester Up to 100 Miles of Leicester

Exploring the distant universe with gamma-ray bursts. The Big Bang. Compact binary mergers: SGRBs, kilonovae and gravitational waves.

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Tel 07980 136499

Dr Ann Bonnell Leicester Up to 100 Miles of Leicester

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel. 01162 394481

Dr Martin 
Braddock
Nottinghamshire Grid Refs:
F8,G8,H8,F9,G9
H9,F10,G10,H10
F11,G11,H11

Lecture topics are very extensie

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Tel 07748 761258


Dr Ian Whittaker

Nottingham Anywhere in the UK

How does our Sun work. How does our Sun affect the Earth
Predicting and observing space weather. What do we know about Venus/Mars. History of rocketry and human spaceflight.

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Julian Onions Nottingham Up to 100 Miles of Nottingham

Cold Dark Matter - is it cold, dark or matter Astrophysics for dummies/beginners Galaxies - one gigayear at a time. A brief history of the big bang. Various others.

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Andrew Green BSc(Hons) FRAS, FBIS
Cambridge Anywhere in the UK

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Tel 01223 440593

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Nigel Bradbury Matlock, Derbyshire Anywhere in the UK

Lectures on the Northern Lights Experiences

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Tel 0781 864 9608

Anthony Jennings Middleton, Manchester Up to 50 Miles of Middleton

3D Photography And Its Applications In Astronomy

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Tel 07517 031352

Prof Martin Hardcastle Hatfield, Hertfordshire Up to 100 Miles of Hatfield

Various topics around black holes, Active galaxies, Radio astronomy
X-ray astronomy, Cosmic rays, High-energy astrophysics in general.

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Tel. 01707 286409

Dr Peter Grimley London Anywhere in the UK

Big telescopes, galaxies, the violent Universe and astronomical rings and discs.

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Tel 07738 227477

Dr Sarah 
Bosman
London Anywhere in the UK

Cosmology, Cosmological simulations on supercomputers, the lives of galaxies, Quasars, Dark Matter, the most distant objects

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Tel 07412 652063

Mike Frost

Rubgy, Warwickshire

Up to 100 Miles of Rugby

Lecture topics are extensive

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Nigel Ball Nantwich, Cheshire Anywhere in the UK

Nightscape Photography

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Tel 07771 570086

Pete Williamson FRAS Whittington, Shropshire Up to 400 Miles of Whittington

Astronomy & Telescopes for Beginners, Introduction to The Sun (Beginners), How the Sun Works (Beginners), Imaging The Sun, Remote Imaging and Public Access Telescopes Life of Stars

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Tel 01691 653394


Gary Poyner

Birmingham Anywhere in the UK

Variable Stars - How and why they vary
An introduction to Variable Star Observing Cataclysmic Variable Stars How to observe and record Variable Stars Historical Novae.

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Tel 0121 605 3716

George Sallit Reading, Berkshire 100 Miles of Reading

Lecture topics include:
General Astronomy, particularly amateur CCD Imaging

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Tel 01189 744392

Prof Brad Gibson Hull Anywhere in the UK

How Astronomers Control Your Life, Building the Universe Inside a Computer, If Aliens Exist, Where Should We Be Looking To Find Them?

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Tel 01482 465105

Dr Gareth Few Hull Up to 90 Miles of Hull

What Atoms tell us about Galaxies (Galactic Archaeology) The Secret History of Galaxies (Galaxy Formation) The Real Origins of Life (Habitability of the Universe)

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Tel 07840 738800

Dr Rene Breton Manchester Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel 0161 2754195

Dr Rhodri
Evans
Cardiff 350 Miles of Cardiff

Looking beyond visible light, The accidental discovery of the oldest light, Astronomy from a Boeing 747, How the Andromeda nebula became a galaxy

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Tel. 07749 837178

Dr Mike Leggett
FRAS FBIS

Milton Keynes

Up to 100 miles of Milton Keynes

Lecture topics are very extensive

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Tel. 01908 503692

Keith Townsend FRAS

Deeping St James
Lincolnshire

Up to 50 Miles of Deeping St James

The Sun. Voyager. Curiosity. Seasonal Skies. Astro Imaging. Space Mssion Top 10. Rosetta. The ISS.

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Tel. 07904 865111


Paul Money FRAS, FBIS
Lincoln Up to 100 Miles of Lincoln

Wonders of the Solar System. Wonders of the Universe
Images of the Universe Vol1, 2, 3 & 4. Images of Earth
Images of the Space Shuttle

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Tel 01507 524037

Michael Czajkowski
Lincolnshire Up to 100 Miles of Lincoln

lectures on academic and popular aspects of geology, planetary Science Art History and their historical aspects to various groups ranging from the U3A, WEA, astronomical and geological Societies.

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Tel 01526 352895

Dr Pauline Norris Newtown, Powys
Wales
Anywhere in the UK

The Ancient Egyptians and their Astronomy

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Prof Ian Robson Preston, Lancashire Anywhere in the UK

Supercool Astronomy. Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
Discovery of Quasars. Discovery of the Cosmic Background Radiation
Confessions of an Astronomer.

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Robert Ince Preston, Lancashire Anywhere in the UK

Astrophotography, citizen science, astronomy introduction, light pollution, astronomy tourism.

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Tel 07511 403702

Stephen Tonkin
Hampshire Up to 100 mIles of Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Topics covered: Ten Ways the universe Tries to Kill You. Two Eyes are Better than One. Pseudoastronomy #1: Charlatans and Frauds. Pseudoastronomy #2: Planet X, Zetans and Lost Civilisations. Pseudoastronomy #3: Hollow Moon and Flat Earth. How Old is It? Are we Alone? The Star of Bethlehem. Time and Calendars. And Yet It Moves. Journey Into Space. Star Myths (astronomical story-telling).

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Tel 01425 650713

Jerry Stone
Welwyn
Hertfordshire
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are very extensive

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Tel 01438 712000

James Fradgley Wimborne
Dorset
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are extensive.

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Tel 01202 885661

Roy Gunson Barnsley Up to 100 Miles of Barnsley

Talks include: Kuiper Belt, Mercury, Martian Moons, Shakespeare's Astronomy, The Uncertainty of Mr Heisenberg, Venus, When World's Collide and Pickering's Harem.

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Tel 07980 422269

William Joyce Brighton
East Sussex
Anywhere in the UK

Many topics

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Tel 01273 552195

Peter Bull MBE FRAS Bromley, Kent Anywhere in the UK and Overseas

Lectures on 'A Window Through The Universe
An overview of Cosmology and the theories of how the Universe works'

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Tel 020 8460 9638

Melanie Davies Hastings Anywhere in the UK

Astronomy and planetary science.

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Tel 01424 420968
Dave Eagle Northampton Anywhere in the UK

Finding your way around the sky.
Practical Astronomical Observing.
Astrophotography and Space flight.

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Prof Martin Hendry Glasgow Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel 0141 330 5685
Kevin Manning Sarasota, FL 34236 USA Anywhere in the UK & Overseas

The lecture topics are extensive

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Tel. 001-941-631-921-9716