Astronomical Speakers and Lecturers

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Dr Diego Altamirano Southampton Up to 30 Miles of Southampton

Black Holes
Neutron starts
The Most extreme objects in our universe

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Tel 023 8059 1277

John Axtell
FRAS
Pyrford Surrey Up to 25 Miles of Pyrford.

Sputnik in Context - (for Astro Socs & U3A0 A Tour of the Universe (U3A
Groups) Misc basic Astronomy Talks (U3A Groups)

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Tel 01932 341036

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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Dr Steve
Barrett
Liverpool Grid Refs: F8, F9,
F10 & G8

Senior Research Fellow. Department of Physics, University of Liverpool

Lecture topics are extensive

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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 Ann Bonnell Leicester Up to 100 Miles of Leicester

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel. 01162 394481

Nigel Bradbury Matlock, Derbyshire Anywhere in the UK

Lectures on the Northern Lights Experiences

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Tel 0781 864 9608

Dr Rene Breton Manchester Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel 0161 2754195

Tim Browett

Aberdeen

Up to 100 Miles of Aberdeen

Lecture topics are extensive

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Neville Browne Westhill
Aberdeenshire
Up to 100 Miles of Westhill

Distances in space, age of stars (how do we know?), what to see in the night sky, a simple guide to astro equipment and how to use it, various aspects of the history of astronomy, especially 1890 to 1930

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Tel. 07490 455091

Graham Bryant

Denmead, Hampshire

Up to 100 Miles of Denmead.

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel. 02392 241764
Bud Martin Budzynski Yeovil, Somerset Up to 70 Miles of Yeovil

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel 07715 842801

Peter Bull MBE FRAS Bromley, Kent
UK
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

Robert Christy
South Shields Up to 100 Miles of South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Topics connected with the History of the Space Age, tracking satellites or analysing the more-secret aspects of activity in orbit.

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Dr Jane Clark Newport, Monmouthshire Up to 150 Miles of Newport

Solar System (for adults)
How to measure orbits for yourself (For those with at least A-level maths)
Where is the Universe? (for children)

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Tel 07766 464429


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

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 Nick Evans Southampton Up to 50 Miles of Southampton

Understanding Nothing - the history of the vacuum Dark Energy String Theory and Cosmology

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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 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 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

Michael Franks

North London

Up to 20 Miles of N20

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel. 020 7873 1046

Mike Foulkes
Hertfordshire Up to 100 Miles of Herts

The Moon
Planets and Eclipses

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James Fradgley Wimborne
Dorset
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are extensive.

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Tel 01202 885661

Mike Frost

Rubgy, Warwickshire

Up to 100 Miles of Rugby

Lecture topics are extensive

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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

Gerard Gilligan Liverpool Up to 100 Miles of Liverpool

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel. 0151-220 8718

Melissa Gillone Stratford upon Avon Up to 30 miles of Stratford upon Avon

I work on galaxies, but I will be happy to prepare talks for your needs (cosmology, stellar evolution).

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Tel 07552 841868

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

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Tel 01223 440593

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Jane Green FRAS

East Sussex Up to 100 Miles of BN26

Will cover any aspect of astronomy but prefer to present introductory lectures that drive 'perspective'.

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Tel 01323 870977

Roy Gunson Bolton upon Dearne Up to 100 Miles of Bolton

A King of Infinate Space (Shakespere and the Copernican revolution)
Kuiper Belt and Trans Neptune Objects
Moons of the Outer Planets

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Tel 07980 422269

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

Prof Martin Hendry Glasgow Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel 0141 330 5685
Rod Hine Bradford
West York's
Up to 120 Miles of Bradford

A wide range of astronomy talks

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Tel 07973 841375

Prof James Hough

Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Up to 50 Miles of Welwyn

What astronomy can tell us about the origins of life on Earth
Comets and the Rosetta Mission
Are we alone?

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Tel. 01438 714876


Guy Hurst

Basingstoke Up to 100 Miles of Basingstoke

Comet Observing, Guest Stars: Ancient and Modern
UK Nova/Supernova patrol

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Tel 01256 471074


Rosie Johnson

Leicester Up to 100 Miles of Leicester

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel  0116 223 1302

William Joyce Brighton
East Sussex
Anywhere in the UK

Many topics

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Tel 01273 552195

Richard Kacerek Guilford
Surrey
Up to 100 Miles of GU12

Meteors
Meteor detection network

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Tel 01252 336423

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

Alastair Leith Northampton Up to 45 Miles of Northampton

Astronomy for beginners
Whats in the Night Sky
How to use an Astronomical Telescope
Basics of Astro imaging

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Tel 07788 708114

Jack Martin Rayleigh, Essex Up to 50 Miles of Rayleigh

Astronomical Spectroscopy

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Tel 07484 119847

John Mallett Chichester Up to 30 Miles of Chichester

Astrophotography (Introduction) - 'How do they get dramatic deep sky images'. Variable stars - 'Why are amateur observations important'
Cosmology - 'Why do we think there was a big bang?'

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Tel 01243 605649

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


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

Dr Pauline Norris Newtown, Powys
Wales
Anywhere in the UK

The Ancient Egyptians and their Astronomy

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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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Dr Elizabeth Pearson
Bristol Up to 50 Miles of Bristol

The Chelyabinsk Meteor, Proxima b, A very brief history of rovers and landers

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Tel 07837 181562
Neil Phillipson Dorking Surrey Up to 150 Miles of Dorking

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel 01306 886758

Roger Pickard Leominster Hertfordshire Up to 100 Miles of Leominster

Variable stars and stellar evolution

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Tel 01568 708136

Michael Poxon Norfolk Up to 100 Miles of Gt Plumstead

variable stars, star formation, young variable stars, binocular astronomy

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Tel 01603 716826

Gary Poyner

Birmingham Up to 100 Miles of Birmingham

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

Prof Ian Robson Preston 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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Gordon Rogers FRAS FRICS Long Crendon, near Thame Buck's Up to 35 Miles of Thame

Various topics including, The deep space imaging operation of the Crendon Observatory with a 16" RCOS telescope

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George Sallit Reading, Berkshire 100 Miles of Reading

Lecture topics include:
General Astronomy, particularly amateur CCD Imaging

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Tel 01189 744392

Dr Marc Sarzi

Hatfield Hertfordshire

Up to 50 Miles of Hatfield

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel. 07811 152531

Christopher Starr FRAS MBIS

Wells, Somerset

Up to 80 Miles of Wells

Lecture topics are very extensive

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Tel. 01749 677972

Jerry Stone
Welwyn
Hertfordshire
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are very extensive

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Tel 01438 712000

William Stewart

Ravensmoor, Cheshire

Up to 60 Miles of Ravensmoor

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel. 07775 681248

Nik Szymanek
Essex Up to 100 Miles of Essex

Photographing the Night Sky. Introduction to astronomical image processing. The Travelling Astrophotographer. Introduction to Astrophotography

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Tel 07722 855720

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

Stephen Tonkin
Hampshire Anywhere
in the UK

Astrocrud: Complementary & Alternative Astronomy. Are We Alone? The Star of Bethlehem. Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You. Binocular Astronomy. Time and Calendars. Star Myths.

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Tel 01425 650713

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

Dr Tim Wetherell Minehead, Somerset Up to 25 Miles of Minehead

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel 01643 224118

Paul Whiting FRAS CSci Felixstowe, Suffolk Up to 100 Miles of Felixstowe

Lecture topics are extensive

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Tel 01394 273507

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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Mark Woodland FRAS Midsomer Norton. East Somerset Up to 50 Miles of Midsomer Norton

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Tel. 07851 019333


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