Astro Speakers Midlands & Western Shires

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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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Prof. Martin Barstow
Leicester Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include Extra-terrestrial life. UV astronomy and White dwarfs and the interstellar medium

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Tel 0116 252 3492

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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Prof Andrew Blain Leicester Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include Galaxy evolution and infrared astrophysics

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Tel 07852 711626

Dr Ann Bonnell Leicester Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include The Astronomers Royal, Whatever happened to the astronauts and Percival Lowell and the canals of Mars

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Tel 01162 394481

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 Martin
Braddock
Nottinghamshire Map Area 4,5,7 & 8
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Lecture topics include The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of Artificial Gravity and tThe History and Future of Space Medicine

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Tel 07748 761258

Owen Brazell Oxon, Oxfordshire Map Areas 7 & 10
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Lecture topics include Observing Planetary Nebula, Observing Galaxy Clusters and Dark nebulae

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Tel 07715 117178

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 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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Mike Frost

Rubgy, Warwickshire

Map Areas 5,7,8 & 10
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Lecture topics include Isaac Newton and the Surrey Pumas, Norman Lockyer and Jeremiah Horrocks - a Very Curious Astronomer

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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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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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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

Rod Hine Bradford
West York's
Map Areas 4,5 & 7
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Lecture topics include a wide range of talks on astronomy and cosmology

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Tel 07973 841375

Prof James Hough

Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire

Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include What astronomy can tell us about the origins of life on Earth, Comets and the Rosetta Mission

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Tel 01438 714876

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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Kevin John Kilburn Leek, Staffordshire Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include The Forgotten Star Atlas John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica and Mapping and naming the Moon

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Tel 01782 551476

Alan Ledbury Walsall Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include Astronomy for Kids (or non astro adults)

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Tel 01922 632624

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

Alastair Leith Northampton Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include Astronomy for beginners, Whats in the Night Sky and
How to use an Astronomical Telescope

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Tel 07788 708114

John McEvoy East Hunsbury, Northamptonshire Map Area 10
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Lecture topics include Asteroids, meteorites and comets, Cosmology and Anatomy of the Milky Way

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Tel 07775 592392

Mary Louise McIntyre Kidlington, Oxfordshire Map Areas 7 & 10
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Lecture topics are extensive covering a vast range of astronomy related subjects.

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Graham McLoughlin Chorley, Lancashire Map Areas 4, 5, 6 & 7
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Lecture topics are numerous which include eclipse expeditions and biographical talks on the Life of Dr Arthur Beer and Frank Holden FRAS 

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Tel 07888 997983

Michael Morris Bringsty
Worcester
Map Areas 6,7 & 10
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Lecture topics include a series of one hour lectures based on a theme from 'Practical Astronomer'

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Tel 07446 222545

Dr Jonathan
Nichols
Leicester Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include The NASA Juno mission to Jupiter, Alien auroras and Lots in Space

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Tel 01162 525049

Julian Onions
Nottingham Map Areas 5,6,7 & 8
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Lecture topics include Cold Dark Matter, Astrophysics for dummies and Galaxies - one gigayear at a time.

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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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Dr Colin Steele

Dore, Sheffield

Map Areas 5 & 7
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Lecture topics include many different talks on many varied areas of astronomy.

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Tel 07794 632972

William Stewart

Ravensmoor, Cheshire

Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include Observing Satellites - How to observe and idetify them, together with some
of the more unusual sights and the Size of Space

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Tel 07775 681248

Jerry Stone
Welwyn
Hertfordshire
Anywhere in the UK

Lecture topics are very extensive but include How We Reached The Moon, Is Pluto A Planet and Let's Go To Mars

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Tel 01438 712000

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

Timothy Treadwell Stafford Map Area 7
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Lecture topics include Astronomy Adventures and Vacations, Video Astronomy and Cosmonaut Training at GCTC.

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Tel 01785 244349

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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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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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