Astro Speakers South East

Below is a list of the Astro Speakers and Lecturers who are registered with us. Click on the 'more details' link against each speaker to expand the information.
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Nigel Ball Nantwich, Cheshire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Nightscape Photography, Photographing the Northern Lights and Deep Sky Astrophotography

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Tel 07771 570086

Dr Nigel
Bannister
Leicester Anywhere in the UK

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

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Bill Barton FRAS Ipswich Anywhere in the UK Lecture topics include the History of Astronomy, Accidental Death of an Astronomer: Mary Ward (1827-1869) and Mandolins & Meteors: Fiammetta Wilson (1864-1920)

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Dr Sarah 
Bosman
London Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Cosmology, Cosmological simulations on supercomputers, the lives of galaxies and Quasars

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Tel 07412 652063

Nigel Bradbury Matlock, Derbyshire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include two talks on the Northern LIghts Experiences

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Tel 0781 864 9608

Dr Rene Breton Manchester Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Testing relativity and gravity with pulsars, the transient sky and gravitational waves.

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Tel 0161 2754195

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

Lecture topics include 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

Dr Jane Clark Newport, Monmouthshire Anywhere in the UK and Ireland. Also worldwide by Zoom, Teams or Skype

Lecture topics include: Measuring Solar System Orbits for Yourself, The Orbit of Mars and the History Bios of Tycho, Kepler, Newton Galaxy.

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Tel 07766 464429

 Dr Chris Crowe Harrow, London Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics are very extensive

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Tel 07979 330327

John Davies London Map Areas 5,6,7,8,9,10&11

Photometry - Understanding star light, diffraction, pollution, colour and
noise PixInsight - Deep sky processing Astrophotography - from and SRL to a
narrowband SCT

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Tel 07770 697272

Dave Eagle Northampton Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Finding your way around the sky, Practical Astronomical Observing and Astrophotography and Space flight

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Michael Franks

North London

Map Area 11
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Lecture topics include The Night Sky, Roll a Rocket- a craft activity building and launching rockets and Fossil Hunting on Mars

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Tel 020 844 67330

Mike Foulkes
Hertfordshire Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include The Moon
Planets and Eclipses

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Prof Brad Gibson Hull Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Are we alone in the universe, How the universe will end and building a universe in a computer

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Tel 01482 465105

Peter Goodhew London Anywhere in the UK

Talks can be given in person and by Zoom, lecture topics include Planetary Nebulae, Deep Sky Photography, Remote and Robotic Observatories
Amater Research and Discovery.

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Tel 07710 820738

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

Lecture topics include In Search of the Aurora, Terrestrial and Extra-Terrestrial impacts and The Apollo Missions

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Tel 01223 440593

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Jane Green FRAS

East Sussex Map Areas 10 & 11
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Lectures on all aspects of astronomy but prefer to present introductory lectures that drive 'perspective'.

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Tel 01323 870977

Martin Griffiths Bridgend,
South Wales
Map Areas 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Cosmology, Astrobiology, Stellar Physics and Catastrophism

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Dr Peter Grimley London Anywhere in the UK

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

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Tel 07738 227477

Prof Martin Hendry Glasgow Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include A wide range of talks in the general area of cosmology astrophysics and gravitational-wave astronomy.

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Tel 01413 305685

Robert Ince Preston, Lancashire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Astrophotography, citizen science and astronomy tourism.

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Tel 07511 403702

Peter Jenkins Nottinghamshire Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Astrophotography from DSLR to Narrowband, Capture and Processing of Deep Sky Images and processing Deep Sky Images

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Tel 01623 451090

William Joyce Brighton
East Sussex
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Astronomy, Astrophysics, Astrobiology and Planetary Science

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Tel 01273 552195

Dr Mike Leggett
FRAS FBIS

Milton Keynes

Map Areas 7, 8, 10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Astronomy in the ancient world, Astronomy in the medieval world and Astronomical instrumentation before the telescope

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Tel 01908 503692

Miss Liew-Cain Woking, Surrey Map Areas 10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Galaxy evolution, particularly at low redshifts, Machine learning and Neural networks

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Jack Martin Rayleigh, Essex Map Area 11
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Lecture topics include Astronomical Spectroscopy

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Tel 07484 119847

John Mallett FRAS Chichester, East Sussex Map Area 10
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Lecture topics include Astrophotography - 'How do they get dramatic deep sky images', Variable stars - 'Why are amateur observations important' and Cosmology - 'Why do we think there was a big bang?'

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Tel 01243 605649

Dr David
Mannion FRAS
Canterbury, Kent Map Areas 10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Evolution of Stars, Cosmology, Alien Life and The end of the Earth

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Tel 01227 634107

Andrew Mowbray
BSc. (Hons.), MSc., MBCS
Colchester
Essex

Map Area 11
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Lecture topics include The Moon Landing Hoax "evidence" debunked, The Astronomers' Guide to Strange Things in the Sky and Titan Travel Guide

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Neil Phillipson Dorking Surrey Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Hubble: the $6bn Telescope that changed our view of the Universe and ALMA: The Atacama Large Millimetre/Sub-Millimetre Array – “Supercomputer Astronomy”

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Tel 01306 886758

Roger Pickard Leominster Herefordshire Map Areas 7 & 10
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Lecture topics include Variable stars and stellar evolution, Our Observatory the Earth and How the Earth moves in space. 

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Tel 01568 708136

Michael Poxon Norfolk Map Areas 7,8 & 11
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Lecture topics include variable stars, star formation, young variable stars and binocular astronomy

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Tel 01603 716826

Gary Poyner

Birmingham Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Variable Stars, An introduction to Variable Star Observing and how to observe and record Variable Stars Historical Novae.

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Tel 0121 605 3716

Prof Ian Robson Preston, Lancashire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Supercool Astronomy, Active Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes

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Richard Shaw Coatbridge,
Lanarkshire.
Scotland
Will travel anywhere in the British Isles

Lecture topics are numerous

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George Sallit Reading, Berkshire Map Areas 7,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include General Astronomy, particularly amateur CCD Imaging

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Tel 01189 744392

Jerry Stone
Welwyn
Hertfordshire
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Colonies in Space, The Earth In Space, How We Reached The Moon, Is Pluto A Planet and Let's Go To Mars

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Tel 01438 712000

Nik Szymanek
Colchester Essex Map Area 11
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Lecture topics include Astronomical Imaging, Image processing and Imaging from remote locations.

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Tel 07722 855720

Prof Nial Tanvir Leicester Map Areas 5,7,8 & 11
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Lecture topics include Exploring the distant universe with gamma-ray bursts, the Big Bang and Compact binary mergers

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Tel 07980 136499

Stephen Tonkin
Hampshire Map Areas 7,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include Ten Ways the universe Tries to Kill You, Two Eyes are Better than One and Pseudoastronomy

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Tel 01425 650713

Sam Walton Dorking, Surrey Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Space Weather,
Protecting the Earth from the ravages of the Sun and The Van Allen Radiation Belts

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Paul Whiting FRAS CSci Felixstowe, Suffolk Map Areas 8 & 11
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Lecture topics include The Greatest Show not on Earth - Chasing Eclipses, The Aurora, The Sun and Radio and General Astronomy

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Tel 01394 273507

Dr Ian Whittaker

Nottingham Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include How does our Sun work, How does our Sun affect the Earth and Predicting and observing space weather.

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Sheridan Williams FRAS Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
Map Areas 7,8,10 & 11
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Lecture topics include The mechanics of eclipses and A travelogue of eclipse tours

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Tel 01525 237370
Pete Williamson FRAS Whittington, Shropshire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Astronomy & Telescopes for Beginners,
Introduction to The Sun and How the Sun Works

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Tel 01691 653394

Mazin Younis Altrincham, Cheshire Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics include Searching for Clear Dark sites
Site-testing for Observatories
Astrophotography
General Astronomy

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Tel 07811 188624