Outreach Map

The RAS outreach map aims to provide a link between teachers, educators and others involved in public engagement with astronomy, space science and geophysics, to individuals and organisations that may be able to assist by providing talks, workshops and mentors. Those listed here have agreed to share their details online but this in no way implies any further obligation on their or our part. Please contact them directly to establish the help they are able to provide

Barton Science Centre, Tonbridge School

51.200603110152, 0.27632968742034

Marston, Oxford

51.761574911721, -1.2384789189892

Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre

55.923224082861, -3.1876374639841
Opened in 1894, the Royal Observatory Edinburgh is a unique place which combines historic buildings and collections with cutting-edge science and technology. The Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre runs a variety of programmes and events on site at the Royal Observatory and throughout Scotland to provide access to the Observatory and share its work with members of the public, community groups, and schools. For more information see: https://www.roe.ac.uk/vc/

Home in Cambridge

52.223338568104, 0.14142356739239

Dr Robert Smith

52.179426, 0.117548

Dr Robert C Smith

Emeritus Reader, University of Sussex

r.c.smith@sussex.ac.uk

E-mail me for details of talks available, mostly about stars

Jonathan Ward, FRAS

36.086902711673, -79.86329698571

Exeter

50.691911216835, -3.5158209483213

Muston Imaging Group

54.20075203849, -0.3213535081818
Dedicated observatory for both Astronomy and Astrophotography STEM Ambassador

Dr David Cole

52.6287, -0.5477

email: drdrcole@gmail.com tel: 01780 721781 mob: 07864 081561 Normally will travel up to 30 miles from home but would consider other events Will speak on (age range 14 - 19 and adults) Galaxy evolution Dark matter The evolution of the Milky Way The dynamics of stars in galaxies Supermassive black holes and the centres of galaxies Star clusters

Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory

-22.698736474937, 17.108785497979

Astronomy Section of the Namibia Scientific Society

-22.562473890627, 17.086240053177

Canberra

35.32, 149.0081

Mt Stromlo Observatory, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

50.89216346489, -1.3946096428527

Carolyn Kennett

50.121361398715, -5.5374674550126

Available to speak to community groups and schools, topics include Astronomy, Comets, History of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy. No restrictions of travel, may require expenses.

contact carolyn@hird.net

Faulkes Telescope Project

51.483736525354, -3.1694263021526

The Faulkes Telescope Project is based at Swansea and Cardiff Universities.

Faulkes Telescope Project

51.6106075, -3.9763938999999

The Faulkes Telescope Project is based at Swansea and Cardiff Universities.

University of Birmingham

52.4508168, -1.9305135

The discovery of exoplanets, and the search for life outside the Solar System.

Charterhouse Observatory

51.298744819174, -2.7157688140869

Charterhouse Observatory. Astronomy Outreach & Charterhouse Exoplanet Project. Observatory run by Mark Woodland FRAS

Mr Alexei Pace

35.89779, 14.51411
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

ap@onvol.net

Mr Gordon MacLeod

58.531997378771, -3.2706566363011
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Used to do a radio astronomy show for local radio

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Adults

Email:

gordonianmacleod@yahoo.co.uk

Thornhill College

55.033847882747, -7.2828643085957
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

kabbott706@thornhill.derry.ni.sch.uk

 

Telephone:

028 71355800

 

Mrs Cathering Jones

56.029758054802, -4.7943872926111
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
GENERALLY PROMOTING ASTRONOMY

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Telephone:

01436 821147

University of St Andrews

56.340373956181, -2.8071911281845
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Adults

Email:

lma1@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

01334 463100

 

University of Glasgow

55.87156612621, -4.2882857049058
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
Support of school curricular development. Exhibitions. Art-Science events

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

Martin.Hendry@glasgow.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

0141 330 5685

 

Mr Duncan Lunan

55.859995372046, -4.2669435772584
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

duncanlunan@talktalk.net

 

Telephone:

0141-221-7658

 

Saint Paul's High School

55.824798010127, -4.3377296116516
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

JMcLean@st-paulshigh.glasgow.sch.uk

Balfron High School

55.793216422901, -4.40635862025
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

peter.d.mclaren@hotmail.com

Mr Steve Owens

55.82317705442, -4.2745372757538
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Dark sky consultancy

Age Groups

Adults

Email:

steve@owens-online.co.uk

 

Telephone:

07879 058120

 

Armagh Observatory

54.352088076912, -6.6497570177338
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
Many other elements associated with the Observatory's mature programme of Science i

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

meb@arm.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

+44-(0)28-3752-2928

 

Armagh Planetarium

54.352672959335, -6.6481234595368
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Video conferencing with schools

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

cj@armaghplanet.com

 

Telephone:

028 3752 3689

 

Queen's University Belfast

54.583858672326, -5.9347554423402
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Internet-Based Work

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

a.fitzsimmons@qub.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

02890 973124

 

Queen's University Belfast

54.583817481524, -5.9348949172089
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Internet-Based Work

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

a.fitzsimmons@qub.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

02890 973124

 

Trinity School

54.896731853976, -2.9313357049057
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

mso@trinity.cumbria.sch.uk

Keswick School

54.614294486601, -3.0773871354554
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children

Email:

davidpratt@keswick.cumbria.sch.uk

Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre

54.5151611906, -3.3302547452424
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

warden@lgfc.org.uk

 

Telephone:

01946 861229

 

Church High Junior School

54.987103990144, -1.6088933146928
Presentations given to:

none

Age Groups

Primary school age children

Email:

jwrighton@churchhigh.com

Newcastle University

54.980066679485, -1.6153743257328
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

andrew.fletcher@ncl.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

0191 222 7316

 

Newcastle University

54.980297710153, -1.6160420081662
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
lending equipment

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children

Email:

tom.bramald@ncl.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

+44 (0) 191 222 6350

 

Heworth Grange Comprehensive School

54.947738243145, -1.5521703404877
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
NB - GCSE astronomy for pupils only NOT general public

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

shortstorey_uk@yahoo.co.uk

Durham University

54.768010765495, -1.571286814029
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

physics.outreach@durham.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

0191 3343782

 

Longfield School

54.548097548639, -1.5541117981599
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

dsmithson@longfield.uk.com

 

Telephone:

01325 380815

 

Mark Smith

51.714493808123, -5.0291410453547
Presentations given to:

Visiting Schools
Lectures / talks
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Introduce Primary School children to the World of Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

mark.vineyards@btinternet.com

 

Telephone:

07870 568733

 

All Saints CE School

54.518301886193, -1.3205574251435
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

andy.wilkinson@allsaintsva.co.uk

Mr Alastair Birch

51.801271613853, -4.9661608656189
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

Alastair.birch@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Telephone:

07890 080560

 

Lancaster University

54.010755342359, -2.7874951797745
Presentations given to:

Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Internet-Based Work

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

j.wild@lancaster.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

01524 510545

 

Callington Space Centre

50.50267759893, -4.3155157637666
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Residential Experience

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

mg@callington-comm.cornwall.sch.uk

 

Telephone:

01579 386124

 

University of Central Lancashire

53.761322789777, -2.7068926447175
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

spseyres@uclan.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

01772 893742

 

Ribblesdale High School

53.866813848798, -2.392136374881
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

rwild@ribblesdale.org

 

Telephone:

01200 422563

 

Ribblesdale High School

53.866963573577, -2.391964713504
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

rwild@ribblesdale.org

 

Telephone:

01200 422563

 

Balshaw's CE High School

53.687641425493, -2.6859148959975
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

science@balshawshigh.co.uk

Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn

52.612527522233, -4.0345283576844
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

hughese@tywyn.gwynedd.sch.uk

Mr Stephen Southern

53.555484298548, -2.7934872208618
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Society led events for youngsters between 8 - 15

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children

Email:

steve_southern@gmx.com

La Société Guernesiaise

49.449378988076, -2.6362441615353
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Radio Presentation and Annual WEA course for adults

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

dleconte@guernsey.net

Liverpool John Moores University

53.399132603393, -3.0182398742173
Presentations given to:

Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
Collaboration with a visitor centre

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

A.Newsam@astro.ljmu.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

0151 2312909

 

Mr Gerard Gilligan

53.438097931447, -2.874426230037
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks

Age Groups

Adults

Email:

ggastro@liverpool.ac.uk

Headlands School and Community Science College

54.098742677013, -0.18381535635694
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

hamish.harron@headlandsschool.co.uk

 

Telephone:

01262 676198

 

Mrs Maggie Fidler

53.53680918261, -2.6569940371904
Presentations given to:

Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

chattymag5@aol.com

St. Peter's School

54.005141854333, -1.0773674251435
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

d.morris@st-peters.york.sch.uk

 

Telephone:

01904 527422

 

Ilfracombe College

51.18124580106, -4.0944381268571
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

anewey@ilfracombecollege.devon.sch.uk

Mr John Cave

53.406216603241, -2.8285969000124
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

jsc2488@yahoo.co.uk

 

Telephone:

07840 662633

 

Park School

51.069356289954, -4.0502961711762
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

aurwin@parkcommunity.devon.sch.uk

Space Connections

53.793812412137, -1.760713255832
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

helen@spaceconnections.net

 

Telephone:

0845 6522406

 

Mr Brendan Martin

53.394379309491, -2.7516973662828
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

brendan-martin@live.co.uk

University of Bradford

53.791464148652, -1.7616533735536
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

john@telescope.org

 

Telephone:

01274 234024

 

Bury Grammar School Boys

53.59111099169, -2.3054005441926
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

cdavidson@bgsboys.co.uk

Malcolm Parry Observatory, Long Eaton School

52.891852186295, -1.2817753549866
Presentations given to:

Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Public and family events, school astronomy club

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

HFlood@longeaton.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Telephone:

0115 9732438

 

Great Sankey High School

53.400897215188, -2.6616012730286
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

nigel.lea-wilson@greatsankey.org

 

Telephone:

01925 724 118

 

Walkden High School

53.506626829853, -2.411762526996
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

toogoodb@walkden.uk.com

Castell Alun High School

53.118478283577, -3.0348842472337
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

sarah.llewellyn@castellalun.flintshire.sch.uk

 

Telephone:

01978 760238

 

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

53.46778786507, -2.2332047135041
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
Major public events e.g. music festivals. Also lots of media work.

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

tim.obrien@manchester.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

0161 275 4165

 

Miss Oksana Seniw

53.507637678655, -2.1460203993486
Presentations given to:

Teach GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

oksana_seniw@hotmail.com

Mr Jon Laver

51.57496858236, -3.5061174840043
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

Jon@rigel.demon.co.uk

Mr David Strange

50.705434006214, -3.1007291453813
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

enquiries@Normanlockyer.org

Sheffield University

53.380737028996, -1.4856087379717
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Telephone:

0114 222 3585

Meole Brace School

52.692018560714, -2.7686771625779
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

geoff_puplett@lineone.net

Faulkes Telescope Project

51.595303552761, -3.3215910693239
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
Production of printed materials (booklets, magazines etc.)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Telephone:

01443 654532

Astronomy Centre, HESAS Univ. of Glamorgan

51.595315520074, -3.3216032754704
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Online education (robotic teelscopes, websites)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

paul.roche@faulkes-telescope.com

Mr Martin Griffiths

51.597352180565, -3.3201054423402
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Adult education and outreach

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

mgriffi8@glam.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

01443 483329 (Mob 07525 260563)

 

Mr Rob Wressell

53.552480671617, -0.058310603053314
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

robwressell@aol.com

 

Telephone:

robwressell@aol.com

 

Keele University

53.003720233232, -2.2740482717011
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

i.g.stimpson@esci.keele.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

01782 733182

 

Keele University

53.003768654842, -2.2745096116516
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

jacco@astro.keele.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

01782 733331

 

King Egbert School

53.31857312622, -1.5365995533679
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

mba@ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk

The Spaceguard Centre

52.332275487618, -3.0275684754059
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

mail@spaceguarduk.com

 

Telephone:

01547 520247

 

Mr Fraser Lewis

51.535086526508, -3.2054344509384
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks
Internet-based work

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

flewis@glam.ac.uk

Mr Roger Pickard

52.25184037175, -2.8929659674714
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

roger.pickard@sky.com

 

Telephone:

01568 708136

 

Mr. Douglas Renton-Cooper

52.680368124467, -2.4723510693238
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Schools, Scouts, Guides and Brownies and any other group that wants a presentation.

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

dr004i9098@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Telephone:

01952 506411

 

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

53.022045123948, -1.72932862025
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

ward@queenelizabeths.derbyshire.sch.uk

Stafford Grammar School

52.782259399904, -2.1283615355942
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

d.beauchamp@staffordgrammar.co.uk

Dr David Morgan

51.676574722331, -2.7648144509385
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

dmradast@hotmail.co.uk

Monmouth School

51.81084089502, -2.7118652974962
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Deliver 10 point HE courses in astronomy.

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

moseleyk@cardiff.ac.uk or ka.moseley@monmouthschool.org

 

Telephone:

01600 710400 ext 333 or 07785 115773

 

Mr Norman Pomfret

51.886762147576, -2.6108448312257
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Scout & Guides

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Telephone:

01989 565948

Immersive Theatres

51.456880946393, -2.6560288106982
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / talks
Mobile Astronomy dome

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

mario@immersive-theatres.com

 

Telephone:

0117 369 9360

 

Mr Pete Hill

52.764776413632, -1.7283506030533
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

peter_j_hill@hotmail.com

Holly Hall Academy

52.504580238112, -2.1046093490861
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children

Email:

sjabore@holly-hall.dudley.sch.uk

 

Telephone:

01384 253722

 

Friesland School

52.921996409304, -1.3043669000122
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

dvincent@friesland.derbyshire.sch.uk

University of Nottingham

52.941149076575, -1.1862186208269
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
YouTube videos (Sixty Symbols, Backstage Science, Deep Sky Videos)

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

michael.merrifield@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

0115 951 5186

 

Dr Richard Miles

50.931637543107, -2.4063074251435
Presentations given to:

Lectures / talks

Age Groups

Adults

Email:

rmiles@baa.u-net.com

The Long Eaton School

52.892363143918, -1.2865674251434
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

hflood@longeaton.derbyshire.sch.uk

Nottingham Trent University

52.91199884827, -1.1850247723648
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
astronomy based interpretation of national park locations

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

daniel.brown02@ntu.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

0115 858 3518

 

University of Birmingham

52.449109461827, -1.9309198153564
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Lectures / Talks
School Open Days for university admissions

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

w.j.chaplin@bham.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

0121 414 4599

 

University of Birmingham

52.448785497658, -1.9309359086105
Presentations given to:

Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
Days of interactive activities for the local communities; collaboration with artist

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Telephone:

0121 414 6474

Archbishop Ilsley School

52.489746754022, -1.792714713504
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Secondary school age children

Email:

caseym@ilsley.bham.sch.uk

Mr Andrew Moseley-Packer

51.828393935625, -2.2551571625779
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

amp007@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Telephone:

07946 305063

 

Mr. Nicholas Atkinson

50.748285639474, -1.8357266374467
Presentations given to:

Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Chairman Quuensgroup Residents Association

Age Groups

Adults

Email:

nick@nicks-space.co.uk

 

Telephone:

01202 395466

 

Mr John Kinchin

52.815316717009, -0.16500034048772
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children

Email:

ajkinchin@physicist.freeserve.co.uk

University of Leicester

52.621637269707, -1.1237738006557
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Supervising A-level projects, Work Experience etc.

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Address:

University of Leicester
Space Research Centre Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Leicester University Road Leicester LE1 7RH UK

University of Leicester

52.621760130122, -1.1235226054951
Presentations given to:

Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
masterclasses, teacher cpd, exhibitions, science festivals, careers talks, industry

Age Groups

Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Telephone:

0116 252 5264

 

Department of Physics, University of Warwick

52.38010171645, -1.5614003993485
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

J.E.Jimenez@warwick.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

02476 573868

 

Department of Physics, University of Warwick

52.379098204751, -1.560786230037
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

A.Caldecote@warwick.ac.uk

 

Telephone:

078 7621 7701

 

Mr Richard Last

52.777028123069, 0.40701130789103
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

Richard.Last@tesco.net

 

Telephone:

07791 388431

 

Mr Dave Balcombe

52.575039341675, 1.1207884644059
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

drbalcombe@tiscali.co.uk

Mr Steve Tonkin

50.932322782183, -1.7915605441926
Presentations given to:

Visiting Schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Scouts / guides

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

astronomy@astunit.com

 

Telephone:

01425 650713

 

Mr Nick Howes

51.428821006835, -1.954564579528
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

howesnickhowes@aol.com

Dr Johanna Jarvis

52.367711074368, -1.2801842431916
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

johanna@astronomytuition.co.uk

 

Telephone:

07739 716383

 

Mr Michael Frost

52.355698760502, -1.2819944205056
Presentations given to:

Visiting schools
Lectures / talks

Age Groups

Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

frostma@aol.com

Ms Elaine Spear

50.75524249226, -1.2988142478106
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

progorg@wightastronomy.org

New College

51.552248259702, -1.7443831975481
Presentations given to:

Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Adults

Email:

edward.pegler@newcollege.ac.uk

Marlborough College

51.416336620389, -1.7361226335635
Presentations given to:

Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy

Age Groups

Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults

Email:

ceb@marlboroughcollege.org

Richmond Fellowship

51.42026, -1.72612
Presentations given to:
Visiting schools
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Telephone:
07747565445 (mob) 01672 516 393 (office)

King Edward VIth School

50.92296, -1.41687
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
rss@kes.hants.sch.uk

Hanwell Community Observatory

52.08997, -1.36619
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Telephone:
01295 730762

Portsmouth University

50.79769, -1.09823
Presentations given to:
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
Video shorts for BBC Big Screen/Internet channel
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
karen.masters@port.ac.uk
Telephone:
02392 843137

Mr Paul Whiting

52.01113, 1.22762
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
pjw@btinternet.com

Dr Nick Hewitt

52.25885, -0.82547
Presentations given to:
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Chairman of local society
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
nickdhewitt@btinternet.com

Mr Ninian G Boyle

50.85949, -0.93241
Presentations given to:
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
ninianboyle@astronomyknowhow.com
Telephone:
0208-144-1091

Mr Graham Bryant

50.94273, -1.01608
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Mentor University students in undergraduate astronomy projects
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
graham.bryant@hantsastro.org.uk; graham.g.bryant@btinternet.com
Telephone:
02392 241764

Mr Guy Hurst

51.2408, -1.13057
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Workers Educational association classes in 20 centres
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
guy@tahq.demon.co.uk
Telephone:
01256 471074

Melanie Davies

50.87198, 0.60952
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
mdavies@creative-space.org.uk
Telephone:
01424 420968

Ratton School

50.79102, 0.25951
Presentations given to:
Visiting schools
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
t.dunn@ratton.e-sussex.sch.uk

Langton Star Centre

51.2609, 1.0848
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
bparker@thelangton.kent.sch.uk

Mr Brian Halls

50.826, -0.3378
Presentations given to:
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
info@worthingastronomers.org.uk
Telephone:
01903 521205

The University of Kent

51.29971, 1.06975
Presentations given to:
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Adults
Telephone:
01227 823266

University of Kent

51.29819, 1.06527
Presentations given to:
Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
v.fitzgerald-45@kent.ac.uk
Telephone:
01227 824178

University of Kent

51.29819, 1.06527
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Mobile Planetarium sessions
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
v.fitzgerald-45@kent.ac.uk

The Open University

52.02491, -0.70975
Presentations given to:
Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
BBC broadcasting, writing for national newspaper, robotic telescopes
Age Groups
Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Telephone:
01908 652724

PSSRI Open University

52.02491, -0.70975
Presentations given to:
Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
media interviews
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
c.t.pillinger@open.ac.uk
Telephone:
07774 126686

The Open University

52.02491, -0.70975
Presentations given to:
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-Based Work
BBC TV, YouTube, iTunesU
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Telephone:
01908 654121

The Crendon Observatory

51.77698, -1.00506
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
grogers@psa-online.com
Telephone:
01844 208530

University of Sussex

50.87679, -0.12629
Presentations given to:
Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
d.baskill@sussex.ac.uk
Telephone:
01273 872815

Challney High School for Girls

51.90942, -0.48423
Presentations given to:
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Secondary school age children

Dr Arkan Al-Mudaris

51.33737, 0.73464
Presentations given to:
Lectures / talks
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
arkan.almudaris@talk21.com

Collingwood College

51.34972, -0.72169
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Address:
Collingwood College
Collingwood College, Kingston Road, Camberley, Surrey.

St Bernard's High School

51.53741, 0.69854
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
pgo@stbernards.southend.sch.uk
Telephone:
01702 343583

MSSL

51.17196, -0.42071
Presentations given to:
Hosting Visiting Groups
Visiting Schools
Practical Activities (e.g. observing)
Teacher training, open days, exhibitions
Age Groups
Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
lmg@mssl.ucl.ac.uk
Telephone:
01483 204100

Sackville School

51.12436, 0.00298
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
sbush@wsgfl.org.uk
Telephone:
01342 040140

King Edward VI Grammar School

51.74004, 0.4645
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
rcecil@kegs.org.uk

Tonbridge School

51.20026, 0.27536
Presentations given to:
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
rlf@tonbridge-school.org

Mr Christopher Teal

51.65158, -0.39585
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
c.teal@watfordgirls.herts.sch.uk
Telephone:
01923 223403

Nower Hill High School

51.59071, -0.36514
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
In charge of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Address:
Nower Hill High School
Nower Hill High School George V Avenue Pinner HA5 5RP

Ibstock Place School

51.46425, -0.26721
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
sblair1290@hotmail.com

Old Palace School of John Whitgift

51.37278, -0.10451
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Email:
rshirley@oldpalace.croydon.sch.uk

Mr Jim Mehta

51.36953, 0.09049
Presentations given to:
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
jim_mehta@yahoo.co.uk

Dr Alan Longstaff

51.52292, -0.22468
Presentations given to:
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Adults
Email:
alan_longstaff@yahoo.co.uk

Glebe School

51.37503, -0.00431
Presentations given to:
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
mbeckford@glebe.bromley.sch.uk

Highgate School

51.57241, -0.14954
Presentations given to:
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Adults
Email:
stephanie.taylor@highgateschool.org.uk

Natural History Museum

51.49656, -0.17689
Presentations given to:
Visiting Schools
Lectures / Talks
Internet-Based Work
Age Groups
Early years (i.e. 0-5 years old)
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Adults
Address:
Natural History Museum
Department of Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

The Robert Hooke Science Centre

51.48937, -0.1351
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Email:
kevin.walsh@westminster.org.uk
Telephone:
020 7963 1170

Dr Kevin Walsh

51.48937, -0.1351
Presentations given to:
Hosting visiting groups
Visiting schools
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Primary school age children
Secondary school age children
Email:
kevin.walsh@westminster.org.uk

City and Islington College

51.53053, -0.10402
Presentations given to:
Visiting schools
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Support for / teaching of GCSE Astronomy
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
david.swinscoe@candi.ac.uk

Mr Chris Hatherill

51.54172, -0.08008
Presentations given to:
Lectures / talks
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Internet-based work
Age Groups
Adults
Email:
chris@super-collider.com
Telephone:
07982 247 608

Tomas Vorobjov

51.53724, -0.00833
Presentations given to:
Practical activities (e.g. observing)
Age Groups
Secondary school age children
Email:
scibuffcom@gmail.com

Mr Colin Hill

54.5838629, -5.9347592

Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, N. Ireland, BT7 1NN
Mobile tel: 07982 606025 Email: chill17@qub.ac.uk
If outside of Belfast, travel expenses required.
Will speak on:- 
How rotation affects life and other processes on Earth and other planets - 14+
Waves, tuning and temperament - the true sound of music - 14+
The science of sci-fi - 11+

Dr Anders Jerkstrand

54.5838629, -5.9347592

Astrophysics Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN
Tel: 0779 561 4747
Email: a.jerkstrand@qub.ac.uk
No travel restriction
Will speak on :-
Origin of the elements 13+
Supernovae 13+
Black holes and neutron stars   13+ 

Professor Stephen J. Smartt

54.5838629, -5.9347592

Director of Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland
Tel: 02890 971245 Email: s.smartt@qub.ac.uk
PA Neil Meharg Tel: 02890 973143 Email: n.meharg@qub.ac.uk
Travel anywhere in NI, no expenses needed
Will speak on:-
Supernovae - 11-18
Exploding stars - 11-18
Massive stars - 11-18

Professor Philip Dufton

54.5838629, -5.9347592

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Queen's University of Belfast, BT7 1NN
Tel:028 9097 3552   Email: p.dufton@qub.ac.uk
No travel restrictions
Will speak on:-
Search for Extraterrestrial Life - any age 
Forty five years in astronomy - 16+

Miss Heather Cegla

54.5838629, -5.9347592

Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, N. Ireland, BT7 1NN 
Tel: 028 9097 3552 Email: hcegla01@qub.ac.uk Alt email: ceglahe@gmail.com
If travel is outside of Belfast then would require travel expenses to be covered 
Will speak on:-
Towards Earth-like Worlds: Basics of Exoplanet Detection - 8+ 
Towards Earth-like Worlds: Identifying and Removing Astrophysical Noise - 14+ 
Time Domain Studies of Low-mass Objects: From Pre-main Sequence Binaries to Earth-like Worlds - 14+
And talks on Exoplanet detection, astrophysical noise, introductory level solar system astronomy and stellar astrophysics. Most talks can be altered for any age.

Prof. Andrew Cameron

56.3401503, -2.8074837

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews KY16 9SS

Tel:01334-463147  Fax:01334-463104  Email: acc4@st-and.ac.uk

Travel up to 150 miles

Will speak on:-

Other Earths: the search for extrasolar planets - 16+

Dr Helen Jane Fraser

55.8617733, -4.2396378

SUPA, Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde,John Anderson Building, 107, Rottenrow, Glasgow G4 0NG

Tel:0141-548-3420  Fax:0141-552-2891  Email: h.fraser@phys.strath.ac.uk

Glasgow (day trips), Across Scotland and UK occasionally

Will speak on:-

What's in the Universe's freezers? - any age

The cosmic chemical cauldron - any age

Why the "meaning of life" might not be 42 - bring towels... - any age

Crash diets - or how sharks, weightlessness and stars are tickets to travel the world! - any age

Why study Physics/Astronomy? - any age

Target audience - schools and public audiences. All talks can be tempered to ages 7+ and speaker is experienced in speaking with particularly 13-18 age group and public gatherings.

Staff of Astronomy & Astrophysics Group

55.8717515, -4.2883597

Contact: Ms. Daphne Davidson, Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

No hard travel limits

Will speak on:-

Various Topics - any age

Professor Ian Robson

55.9232011, -3.1878622

Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ

Tel:0131-668-8312
Fax:0131-668-8312 Email: ian.robson@stfc.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Why it's great to be an astronomer - 12+

Why astronomers need telescopes - 14+

Supermassive Black Holes and Active Galaxies - 14+

Supercool Astronomy – 14+

Confessions of an Astronomer – 14+

Dr Andy Longmore

55.9232011, -3.1878622

Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ

Tel:0131-668-8308  Fax:0131-668-8356  Email: ajl@roe.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Infrared astronomy - 13+

Planets of other stars / the search for life - 13+

Adaptive optics in astronomy: realising the potential of large telescopes - 13+

Prof. Andy Lawrence

55.9232011, -3.1878622

Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ

Tel:0131-668-8346  Fax:0131668-8356 Email: A.Lawrence@roe.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Stars and Planets - any age

Our Place in the Universe - 13+

Galaxies and Quasars - 13+

Dr Alistair Glasse

55.9232011, -3.1878622

Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ

Tel:0131-668-8100  Fax:0131-668-8264  Email: A.Glasse@roe.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Extraterrestrial Life - any age

Star Wars for Astronomy - A-level

Mark R Smith FRAS

55.378051, -3.435973

Astronomical, Astrophysics and Nuclear Fusion Physics presentations to general audiences

Presentations to GCSE and 'A' Level students at schools and colleges across Wales and England

Primary school introduction to the world of Astronomy and Physics.

Age range of participants are 5 years through to 70+

mark.vineyards@btinternet.com

 

Mr John Rowlands

53.265325, -4.4291403

Email: john@pixaerial.com Tel: 01248 752094

Travel: Within 50 miles of central Anglesey; travel contributions welcome.

Will speak (IN ENGLISH OR WELSH) on:-

The Weather in Space Today (geomagnetic phenomena) – 5-14

Life in boiling water and, maybe, on other planets (exobiology linked to terrestrial extremophily) – 5-14

Space Clouds and our changing climate (methane/CO2 links to NLC formation and climate change) – 5-14

Save Our Night Sky! (fighting light pollution) – 5-14

How Big's Space, Then? (basic cosmology and getting a sense of place in the universe) – 5-14

Martin Griffiths

51.5887376, -3.3257747

University of Glamorgan, Earth, Space & Environment, 4, Forest Grove, Treforest,Rhondda, CynonTaff, CF37 1DL

Tel:0144-348-3329  Email: mgriffi8@glam.ac.uk

Up to 100 miles travel from Treforest

Will speak on:-

Life in the Universe - any age

Impacts from space - any age

Myths of the sky - any age

Black holes - any age

Extrasolar planets - any age

The Big Bang - any age

Britain in space - any age

History of astronomy - any age

Human evolution - any age

Dr B Sathyaprakash

51.5050058, -3.1656991

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wales, P.O.Box 913, Cardiff CF2 3YB

Tel:029-2087-6982  Fax:029-2087-4056  Email: B.Sathyaprakash@astro.cf.ac.uk

No distance restrictions

Will speak on:-

Exploring the dark and dense Universe though gravity's eye - A-Level

All you wanted to know about black holes but were afraid to ask - A-Level

Warped space-time and exotic waves:an introduction to Einstein's theory - A-Level

Listening to the symphony of black holes and the Big Bang - A-Level

James Lees

53.9599651, -1.0872979000001

Email: jamesdoesscience@gmail.com
Twitter: @jamesdoessci
Distance: Up to about an hour's train journey from York
Will speak on:-
Space: It Gets Weird

David Jenkins

53.9484189, -1.0535445

University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD

Tel:01904-430000  Fax:01904-433433  Email: dj4@york.ac.uk

Within York

Will speak on:-

Where do all the Elements come from?

Prof. Paul Crowther

53.3809845, -1.486084

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7RH

Tel:0114-222-4291  Fax:0114-272-8079  Email: paul.crowther@sheffield.ac.uk

Within 50 miles of Sheffield

Will speak on:-

Birth, life and death of stars - 15+

Life the Universe and everything - 15+

Dr Joachim Rose

53.8084778, -1.5527923

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel:44-01130-343-3889  Email: h.j.rose@leeds.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Extreme environments and high energy gamma rays - any age

Cosmic rays and cosmic ray detectors for schools - any age

Optical searches for extraterrestrial intelligence - any age

Very large detectors for neutrino astronomy - any age

Prof. Sam Falle

53.8084778, -1.5527923

Dept. Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel:0113-343-5138  Email: sam@amsta.leeds.ac.uk

Up to 50 miles from Leeds

Will speak on:-

Supernovae - 16+

Extragalactic jets - 16+

Prof. Ray Sharples

54.768139, -1.5718583

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE

Tel:0191-334-3719  Fax:0191-334-3588  Email: r.m.sharples@durham.ac.uk

Up to 50 miles travel from Durham

Will speak on:-

Hubble tours the Universe - any age

New eyes on the Universe - 11+

Dr Pete Edwards

54.768139, -1.5718583

Department of Physics, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE

Tel:0191-334-3782  Fax:0191-334-3658  Email: p.j.edwards@durham.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

A beginners guide to cosmology - any age

Life and death of stars - any age

Mined over matter - any age

Cosmology on a computer - any age

New views of the planets - any age

Bringing the Universe down to Earth - CERN and the LHC - any age

Dr Christine Done

54.768139, -1.5718583

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE

Tel:0191-334-3614  Fax:0191-334-5823  Email: chris.done@durham.ac.uk

50-100 miles travel from Durham

Will speak on:-

Stars and planets - 8+

Life and death of stars - 14+

Extrasolar planets and extraterrestrial life - 14+

Black holes: science fact, fiction or fantasy - 14+

The beginning and end of the Universe - 16+

Dr Paula Chadwick

54.768139, -1.5718583

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE

Tel:0191-334-3560  Fax:0191-334-5832  Email: p.m.chadwick@durham.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

The Solar system - Primary and 12-14

The constellations - Primary

Life and times of stars - 11+

Gamma-ray astronomy - A-level

Dr John Baruch

53.7917014, -1.7621302

Department of Cybernetics, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP

Tel:01274-234024  Fax:01274-236600  Email: J.E.F.Baruch@bradford.ac.uk

No distance restrictions

Will speak on:-

Journey to the planets: The Solar system and beyond - any age 

Is there life out there? - any age

Challenges of astronomy - any age 

Time travel? - 16+ 

Creationism: A challenge to science - any age

The Bradford Robotic Telescope: Inspirational science education for fun - any age

Dr. Chris Arridge

54.0106718, -2.7874322

Department of Physics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB.

Tel: 01524 593702

Email: c.arridge@lancaster.ac.uk

Web: chrisarridge.wordpress.com

Twitter: @chrisarridge

Distance: Up to about 50 miles from Hull

Will speak on:-

The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan - KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (11+)

Exploring the Solar System with Robots - KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (11+)

The Plumes of Enceladus - KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (11+)

The JUICE Mission to Jupiter and Ganymede - KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (7+)

Wandering Giants: Stories from Giant Planets - KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (7+)

The Birth of the Solar System - KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (7+)

The Lives of Stars - KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (7+)

Communicating and Navigating Around the World with Satellites - KS4/KS5/Adult (14+)

Prof Brad Gibson

53.7737034, -0.36807810000005

E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics
University of Hull
Email: brad.gibson@hull.ac.uk
Sample Talks:
1. Building a Universe inside your Computer (12+)
2. How Studying the Stars Can Change your Life! (12+)

Dr Phil Sutton

53.2288333, -0.54923650000001

School of Mathematics and Physics
Lincoln University
Lincoln
LN6 7TS

email: psutton@lincoln.ac.uk

Topics of talks

Saturn and the Cassini mission (age 8+)
Exoplanets (age 8+)

 

Dr Mark Jones

53.3985378, -2.2662158000001

The Open University in the North West, 351 Altrincham Road, Sharston, Manchester M22 4UN

Tel:0161-998-7272  Fax:0161-945-3356  Email: m.h.jones@open.ac.uk

Within 50 miles of Manchester

Will speak on:-

Astronomy in the Infrared - 14+

The Lives of Stars - 10+

Prof. Philippa Browning

53.4667506, -2.2336761

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester M13 9PL

Tel:0161-306-3912  Fax:0161-200-3941  Email: P.Browning@manchester.ac.uk

Within 50 miles of Manchester, will speak on:-

Our Active Sun - 14+

Dr Tim O'Brien

53.2339182, -2.3039197000001

NRAL Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Tel:01477-571618  Fax:01477-571321  Email: tob@jb.man.ac.uk

Up to 50 miles from Jodrell Bank

Will speak on:-

Searching for extraterrestrial life - 13+

Exploring the Universe from Jodrell Bank - 13+

Cosmic explosions - 16+

Dr Rob Jeffries

53.0039516, -2.2745983

Dept. Physics, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG

Tel:01782-583892  Fax:01782-711093  Email: rdj@astro.keele.ac.uk

Up to 20 miles

Will speak on:-

Secret lives of stars - 11+

Planets of other stars - 11+

Supernova cosmology - A-level

Gamma ray bursters - A-level

Prof Phil James

53.4054599, -2.9698078

Astrophysics Research Inst., Liverpool John Moores University IC2, Liverpool Science Park, 146 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5RF

Tel:0151-2231-2916  Email: P.A.James@ljmu.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Galaxies - any age

Dark matter - any age

Infrared astronomy - any age

 

Dr Rob Jeffries

Dept. Physics, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG

Tel:01782-583892  Fax:01782-711093  Email: rdj@astro.keele.ac.uk

Up to 20 miles

Will speak on:-

Secret lives of stars - 11+

Planets of other stars - 11+

Supernova cosmology - A-level

Gamma ray bursters - A-level

Dr. Chris Arridge

54.0106718, -2.7874322

Department of Physics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB.

Tel: 01524 593702

Email: c.arridge@lancaster.ac.uk

Web: chrisarridge.wordpress.com

Twitter: @chrisarridge

Distance: Up to about 50 miles from Lancaster

Will speak on:-

The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan - KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (11+)

Exploring the Solar System with Robots - KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (11+)

The Plumes of Enceladus - KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (11+)

The JUICE Mission to Jupiter and Ganymede - KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (7+)

Wandering Giants: Stories from Giant Planets - KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (7+)

The Birth of the Solar System - KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (7+)

The Lives of Stars - KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5/Adult (7+)

Communicating and Navigating Around the World with Satellites - KS4/KS5/Adult (14+)

Mr Julian Onions

52.9412501, -1.1864805

School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD
Tel:0115-8468819 Email: julian.onions@gmail.com
No travel restrictions (if reimbursed)
Will speak on:-
Astrophysics for beginners - 11+
The Big Bang - 16+
Dark Matter - is it dark, and is it matter? 16+
Galaxies - a brief history 7+
Planets - things you might not know  - 7+
Various other astronomy topics

Dr Frazer Pearce

52.9412501, -1.1864805

School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Tel:0115-951-5160  Fax:0151-951-5180  Email: frazer.pearce@nottingham.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Exoplanets - 16+

Are we alone? - 11+

Prof. Michael Merrifield

52.9412501, -1.1864805

School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Tel:0115-051-5186  Fax:0115-951-5187  Email: michael.merrifield@nottingham.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

The Universe - 5+

How to build a galaxy - 11+

The centre of our Galaxy: Black holes, rare stars and cosmic mayhem - 11+

21st century telescopes - 11+

Dr. Chris Baddiley

52.11338, -2.3173806

1, Kingshill Close, Malvern, Worcs., WR14 2BP

Tel:01684-566205

Within Worcester/ West Midlands

Will speak on:-

Exploring the Solar system - any age

Stars and galaxies - any age

Relativity and cosmology - A-level

The Universe in 4D! - any age

15 Talks in all - please contact me for details

Prof. Martin Barstow, University of Leicester

52.62208169655, -1.1236884956958

Dept. Physics and Asronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel:0116-252-3492  Fax:0116-252-3311  Email: mab@star.le.ac.uk

Up to 90 miles from Leicester

Will speak on:-

Exploring the Solar system - any age

Exploring the Universe - any age

A game of cosmic leapfrog - 11+

Extraterrestrial roadshow - any age

How to be a rocket scientist - any age

 

Address:

University of Leicester
Space Research Centre Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Leicester University Road Leicester LE1 7RH UK

Prof. Yvonne Elsworth

52.4489717, -1.9308602

School of Physics & Astronomy, The University, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Tel:0121-414-4597  Fax:0121-414-4601  Email: y.p.elsworth@bham.ac.uk

Distance: South Cheshire

Will speak on:-

The Sun and similar stars: 14+

Dr Jonathan Pearson

52.9412501, -1.1864805

School of Physics and Astronomy,

University of Nottingham,

Nottingham,

NG7 2RD

www.jpoffline.com

Willing to travel ~50miles from Bedfordshire

Will speak on:-
Stars and galaxies - 6+
Cosmology - 12+
Cosmic Acceleration & Dark Energy - 12+
Gravity - Special & General Relativity - 14+
Black Holes - 14+
Cosmic Microwave Background - 14+
Nature of Time - 14+
Other topics (on request)

Mr Bob Mizon

50.804699, -1.964172

38, The Vineries,Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2PX

Tel:01202-887084

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

The Solar System - any age

Universe Tour - any age

Extraterrestrial Life - any age

Mr Brian Sheen

50.3512808, -4.7006495000001

92, Par Green, Par, Cornwall PL24 2AG

Tel:01726-813602  Fax:01726-813602  Email: brians@roselandobservatory.com

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

The Sun - 9+

The Solar system - 9+

Practical astronomy - 9+

The astronomy of climate change - 9+

Prof. Tim Naylor

50.7369834, -3.5362552

School of Physics, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QL

Tel:01392-724172 Fax:01392 724111 Email: T.Naylor@exeter.ac.uk

Up to 50 miles from Exeter

Will speak on:-

Star and Planet Formations - 16+

Prof. Malcolm MacCallum

51.5234103, -0.040532299999995

Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, University of Bristol and

Dept. Mathematics, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Tel:0117-980-6303 / 020-7882-5445  Email: M.A.H.MacCallum@bristol.ac.uk and M.A.H.MacCallum@qmul.ac.uk

Web: www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~mm

Up to 2 hours from QMUL / Bristol

Will speak on:-

Black holes - 16+

Cosmology - 16+

Was Einstein 100% right? - 16+

Gravitational waves - 16+

James Fradgley

50.7804512, -1.9921185000001

The White House, Merley Park Rd, Ashington, Wimborne, BH21 3DB

Tel: 01202-885661 M: 07990-558358

Email: jfradgley@fradg.com

Willing to travel: ~100 miles from Bournemouth

Will speak on:

Many subjects, see www.fradg.com/astro.html.

Ages: 14+

Mr Steve Tonkin

50.9324505, -1.7894425

5, Albion Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1EL
Tel: 01425 650713 Email: astronomy@astunit.com
100 miles from Fordingbridge: travel expenses
Elsewhere: travel expenses and overnight accommodation
Will speak on:-
The Solar System - 9+
Journey Into Space - 9+
Six Ways the Universe is Out to Get You! - 11+
Time and Calendars - 11+
Are We Alone? - 14+
How Old Is It? - 14+
Various other topics and activities; details at http://astunit.com/astunit_talks.php

Mark R Smith FRAS

55.378051, -3.435973

Astronomical, Astrophysics and Nuclear Fusion Physics presentations to general audiences

Presentations to GCSE and 'A' Level students at schools and colleges across Wales and England

Primary school introduction to the world of Astronomy and Physics.

Age range of participants are 5 years through to 70+

mark.vineyards@btinternet.com

Dr Tom Maccarone

50.934189, -1.3956846999999

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Tel: 023-8059-7548 Email: t.j.maccarone@soton.ac.uk

Within 30 minutes of Southampton by public transport

Will speak on:-

Star clusters - any age

 

Mark R Smith FRAS

Astronomical, Astrophysics and Nuclear Fusion Physics presentations to general audiences

Presentations to GCSE and 'A' Level students at schools and colleges across Wales and England

Primary school introduction to the world of Astronomy and Physics.

Age range of participants are 5 years through to 70+

mark.vineyards@btinternet.com

Professor Ian McHardy

50.934189, -1.3956846999999

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Tel:023-8059-2101  Fax:023-8059-3910  Email: imh@soton.ac.uk

Hampshire

Will speak on:-

The violently variable high-energy Universe - 15+

Black holes - 15+

Dr Malcolm Coe

50.934189, -1.3956846999999

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Tel:023-8059-2108  Fax:023-8059-3910 Email: m.j.coe@soton.ac.uk

Southampton area

Will speak on:-

Life in the Universe - 11+

Search for black holes - 11+

Impacts from space - 11+

Prof. Peter Read

51.7599982, -1.256313

Dept. Atmospheric Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Rd., Oxford OX1 3PU

Tel:01865-272082  Fax:01865-272923  Email: p.read1@physics.oxford.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Planets - any age

Planetary atmospheres - any age

Dr Garret Cotter

51.7597216, -1.2595051000001

Astrophysics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keeble Road, Oxford OX13RH

Tel:01865-273345  Fax:01865-273309  Email: garret@mrao.cam.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Galaxies - A-level

Cosmology - A-level

Prof. James Binney

51.7595933, -1.2591159999999

Dept. Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, Keeble Rd., Oxford OX1 3NP

Tel:01865-273947  Fax:01865-273947  Email: j.binney1@physics.oxford.ac.uk

Within 20 miles of Oxford and Didcot

Will speak on:-

Galaxies - any age

The Milky Way - any age

Cosmology - any age

Dr Andrew Norton

52.0249136, -0.70974739999997

Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Tel: 01908 654121  Email:  andrew.norton@open.ac.uk
Within 50 miles of Milton Keynes/Northampton/Bedford,  travel expenses please
Will speak on:-
•    Planets and the Solar System: An interactive talk suitable for children aged 5 - 10 using a set of inflatable planets, and linked to my exoplanet story book (Oogle-Flip and the Planet Adventure). Needs a room the size of a school hall, and suitable for groups of up to 100.
•    The Life and Death of Stars - we are made of star-stuff!: A demonstration lecture suitable for children aged 10-15, or for family audiences, which explores the life cycle of stars and the origin of the chemical elements.
•    Exoplanets and How to Find Them: A demonstration lecture suitable for ages 16+ or for astronomical societies, or family audiences. Various models are used to illustrate the techniques by which planets around other stars are detected and a brief summary of the recent discoveries in this area, including those from the SuperWASP project.
•    Gamma-ray Bursts: an astronomical detective story: A highly illustrated talk suitable for ages 16+ or for astronomical societies, which describes how the mystery of the origin of gamma-ray bursts was solved.
•    The New Cosmology or How the Universe Works: A highly illustrated talk suitable for ages 16+ or for astronomical societies, which describes the remarkable new theories concerning the origin and evolution of the Universe.
•    Magnetic Compact Stars: A more technical talk suitable for advanced astronomical societies looking for something linked closely to ongoing research, concerning white dwarfs and neutron stars.

Mr Jakub Bochinski

52.0249136, -0.70974739999997

Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Tel: 01908 653762 Email: jakub.bochinski@open.ac.uk

No travel limit if travel expenses reimbursed

Will speak on:-

The tale of exoplanets and how we find them (including demonstration of the PIRATE telescope) – 11+

PIRATE: a remotely controlled telescope on Mallorca (including demonstration of the telescope) - 11+

Exoplanets and Exomoons – amateur astronomers

Old and New Astronomers (an insight into how astronomers worked centuries ago and how they work today) – any age

Sheridan Williams

52.0406224, -0.75941710000006

Director BAA Computing Section; Astronomy tour guide and author

Tel: 01525 237370

Email: xx@clock-tower.com

Up to 100 miles from Milton Keynes, travel expenses

Elsewhere in UK, travel expenses and overnight accommodation

Will speak on the following topics to all age groups:-

Eclipses, occultations and transits

Fascinating astronomical facts

Amazing images of deep space

Choosing and using small telescopes and binoculars

Travel stories on eclipses in exotic locations

Planning your trip to see the aurora

Prof. Nigel Mason

52.0249136, -0.70974739999997

Department of Physics & Astronomy, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Tel:01908-655132  Fax:01908-654192  Email: n.j.mason@open.ac.uk

Travel in London and Home Counties

Will speak on:-

Chemistry in the Cosmos - any age

Astrobiology; Understanding the origins of life - any age

Prof. Alan Davies

51.7528765, -0.24217320000002

School of Physics , Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB

Tel:01707-284385  Fax:01707-284256  Email: a.j.davies@herts.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Rainbows - any age

Halos and glories - any age

Colours from the sky - any age

Prof. Andrew Coates

51.1719559, -0.42070690000003

Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT

Tel:01483-204145  Fax:01483-278312  Email: ajc@mssl.ucl.ac.uk

Up to 50 miles from MSSL

Will speak on:-

Exploring the Solar system - any age

Weather in space - any age

The Cassini mission - any age

Exploring Mars - any age

Prof. Graziella Branduardi-Raymont

51.1719559, -0.42070690000003

Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NT

Tel:01483-204133  Fax:01483-278312  Email: gbr@mssl.ucl.ac.uk

Up to 40 miles from MSSL

Will speak on:-

Catching gamma-ray bursts with Swift - 11+

The XMM mission - 11+

X-ray views of the Solar system - 11+

Prof. Alan Rodger

52.2129777, 0.079987599999981

British Antarctic Survey, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET

Tel:01223-221551  Fax:01223-350456  Email: A.Rodger@bas.ac.uk

Up to 100 miles travel from Cambridge

Will speak on:-

Space weather - any age

Aurorae - any age

Sun-climate links and climate change - any age

Dr Kevin Marshall

52.1868733, 0.1329346

Abbey College, Cambridge

Tel:01223-578280  Email: kpm68@tutor.open.ac.uk

Distance: up to 45 miles travel from Cambridge

Will speak on:-

Island Universes - 16-19

The rise of astrophysics - 16-19

Star lives - 16-19

Stellar atmospheres - 16-19

Earth Moon Sun and stars - 6+

Dr Robin Catchpole

52.2145316, 0.09532820000004

Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA

Tel:01223-766661  Fax:01223-337548  Email: catchpol@ast.cam.ac.uk

Distance: 2 hours travel from Cambridge

Will speak on:-

The Universe unveiled (an overview of what we know about the Universe) - any age

From the Solar system to the edge of the observable Universe - any age

Stellar evolution - any age

Are we alone - any age

Dr Robert Smith

50.86513, -0.086765199999945

Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH

Tel:01273-678974  Fax:01273-873124  Email: R.C.Smith@sussex.ac.uk

Distance: within an hour of Lewes

Will speak on:-

How far are the stars? - 11+ 

Supernovae - 16+ 

The distant future of the Sun and Earth - 16+

Mr Gordon Rogers

51.815606, -0.80840000000001

The Crendon Observatory, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Bucks.

Fax:01844-202940  Email: grogers@psa.online.com

Web: www.gordonrogers.co.uk

Up to 40 miles

Will speak on:-

The night sky - any age

CCD imaging of deep space - 16+

Basic astronomy - any age (8-11)

Dr Eric Dunford

51.6654003, -1.3422005

Prior's Corner, Priory Lane, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6NY

Tel:01865-391439  Email: E.Dunford@btinternet.com

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Infra-Red astronomy - any age

Science in space - any age

Dr Roberto Trotta

51.4993098, -0.17469230000006

Imperial College, London, Astrophysics, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort R., London SW7 2AZ

Tel:020-7594-7793  Fax:0207-594-7541  Email: r.trotta@imperial.ac.uk

Web: www.robertotrotta.com

 London and South-East

Will speak on:-

Planets of the Solar system - 6+

The mysterious Universe (and introduction to cosmology) - 14+

Life in the Universe - the strange case of intelligent life in the cosmos

Prof. Jonathan Tennyson

51.5247725, -0.13342680000005

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, UCL, Gower St., London WC1E 6BT

Tel:020-7679-7155  Fax:020-7679-7145  Email: j.tennyson@ucl.ac.uk

Up to 1 hour from UCL

Will speak on:-

Water in the Universe - any age

Life in the Universe - search for extraterrestrial unintelligence - 14+

Prof. Jonathan Rawlings

51.5247725, -0.13342680000005

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, UCL, Gower St., London WC1E 6BT

Tel:020-7679-3471 Fax:020-7679-7153  Email: jcr@star.ucl.ac.uk

Home by 9.30

Will speak on:-

Star formation - any age

Molecules in space - any age

Prof. Rajman Prinja

51.5247725, -0.13342680000005

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, UCL, Gower St., London WC1E 6BT

Tel:020-7679-3475  Fax:020-7679-7145  Email: rkp@star.ucl.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Birth, life and death of stars - GCSE/A-level Galaxies

Evolution of the Universe - GCSE/A-level

Prof. Malcolm MacCallum

51.5234103, -0.040532299999995

Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, University of Bristol and

Dept. Mathematics, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Tel:0117-980-6303 / 020-7882-5445  Email: M.A.H.MacCallum@bristol.ac.uk and M.A.H.MacCallum@qmul.ac.uk

Web: www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~mm

Up to 2 hours from QMUL / Bristol

Will speak on:-

Black holes - 16+

Cosmology - 16+

Was Einstein 100% right? - 16+

Gravitational waves - 16+

Prof. Garry Hunt

51.4029715, -0.23224479999999

Elbury House, 37, Blenheim Road, West Wimbledon, London SW20 9BA

Tel:020-8542-2374  Email: garryehunt@gmail.com

SE England, around Bournemouth (Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire)

Will speak on:-

Exploration of Solar system - any age

Planetary exploration - any age

Global warming and climate change - any age

Business and science - any age

Mr Ray Goodwin

51.4462171, -0.24064880000003

15, Foxcombe Road, Roehampton, London SW15 4LH

Tel:0181-789-2877  Fax:020-7371-1704

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

The birth of the Sun - 11+

Molecules in space - A-level

Life in the Universe - 11+

Dr Francisco Diego

51.6133227, -0.24247119999995

Dept., Physics and Astronomy,University of London Observatory, 553 Warford Way, Mill Hill, London NW7 2QS

Tel (mob): 07974-917878 Email: fd@star.ucl.ac.uk

No travel restrictions

Will speak on:-

Landscapes in the sky, the planets - any age

Life in the Universe - any age

Rainbows of stars - 10+

The ultimate time line - the story of the Universe - 12+

The ghost universe - 12+

Cosmic fire on Earth (the origin of atomic matter and energy) - 12+

The lives of stars - any age

The magic of total solar eclipses - any age

Our star, the Sun - any age

Mr Peter Bull (MBE)

51.406025, 0.013155999999981

Based in Bromley, Kent

Tel: 0208 4609638 Email: thebestsolution@icloud.com

Travel restrictions: None (but requests travel expenses)

Will speak on:-

A Window through the Universe – from 8-9 to adult

Dr Alan Aylward

51.5247725, -0.13342680000005

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, UCL, Gower St., London WC1E 6BT

Tel:020-7679-2446  Fax:020-7679-7153  Email: a.aylward@ucl.ac.uk

Up to 2 hours travel from UCL

Will speak on:-

Aurorae - 11+

Glows in the atmosphere - 11+

Exoplanets - detection by radio - 11+

Modelling exoplanet atmospheres - 11+ 

Dr Sarah Bosman

51.5247725, -0.13342680000005

Dept. Physics & Astronomy, UCL, Gower St., London WC1E 6BT
Tel: 07412652063 (text, do not call)
Email: seib2 @ ast.cam.ac.uk
Travel restrictions: None (but requests travel expenses)
Will speak on:
Galaxies - 10+
Cosmology - 12+
Dark matter - 15+
Supermassive black holes - 15+
Simulating the Universe on supercomputers - 15+