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Mr John Mallett


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Chichester, West Sussex, England

Travel distance

100 miles travel distance


Amateur Astronomer


Research Astronomer


Science Communicator


John is a self-confessed science geek with interests spanning astronomy, skiing and philosophy!.

Full biography

Engineering background - In three countries. Roles from research manager to engineering director in military and civil aviation training environment. Retired and took up astronomy. Joined a research group and co authored a number of papers on post common envelope binary systems. Worked on software automation of time series eclipse measurement.


  • Altair Eclipsing Binary Science Research Group
  • FRAS - Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Member of the BAA
  • Lectures

    Introduction to Astrophotography

    How do they get dramatic deep sky images?

    Variable stars and the importance of amateur astronomers

    Why do we think there was a big bang?

    Time history and measurement in astronomy using time

    First we will look at the history of time. It's use and standardisation. The problems of measurement using time.

    Problems with measurement in astronomy

    The technical difficulties measuring astronomical objects. Time issues. Trying to minimise measurement errors.

    Building an urban observatory - Things to consider - Ideas.

    Some of the issues encountered building an observatory in a dense urban environment. Some solutions. Some low cost starter solutions.

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