LECTURES & COURSES

 

Andy offers and presents a range of evening lectures on various astronomical & space flight topics

along with popular 1 day & 10 week long (1 Hour Sessions) Astronomy and Space Courses.

Some of the places I have given lectures and presentations include:

For Cunard on the famous ocean liners: QE-2,  Queen Mary 2,  Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth, University of Cambridge, Sheffield Hallam University & Sheffield Hallam University Star Centre, The London Science Museum, UREKA - The Childrens Museum Halifax, The Kelling Heath Equinox Star Party, The Royal Geographical Society London, The International Astronomy Show, the North Essex, Astronomical Society Star Fest, The South West Astronomy Fair Devon, Rugby School, Bedford Astronomical Society, Cambridge Astronomical Association, Sawtry Astronomical Society, Sheffield Astronomical Society, Chesterfield Astronomical Society, Coventry & Warwickshire Astronomical Society, Newtons Astronomical Society, Doncaster Astronomical Society, Chipping Norton Theater, Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society, Milton Keynes Astronomical Society, South Lincolnshire Astronomical & Geophysical Society, Papworth Astronomy Club, St Neots Astronomy Association, Peterborough Astronomical Society, Norwich Astronomical Society Loughton Astronomical Society, Cardiff University & Astronomical Society, The University Of the 3rd Age,

 

+ many WI Groups, Probus Groups, Scout Fellowship Groups, Bedford Retirement Education Centre, Scout Jamborees, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Guides and Brownies (Astronomer Badge Evenings and Astronomy presentations/planetarium shows) 
and many more.

 

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 Latest lectures Include:

 

 

"IN SEARCH OF THE GODDESS OF THE DAWN"

A voyage of discovery as we search for the elusive Northern Lights

what are they? why do they occur? and how can we best see them

Andy is a veteran of over 6 years of Aurora travel, over 500 Aurora tours to Iceland and this lecture utilises 

his expert knowledge to bring the wonders of the Aurora to life 

 

 

"ONE SMALL STEP" 


The Apollo Missions To The Moon

Starting with the cold war and the Russian success story of space flight, we then learn how the USA bueilt the infrastructure to fullfill President Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely back to the Earth. Andy has met 9 of the 12 men who walked on the moon as well as mission controllers and engineers. He is well placed to talk about the Apollo success 

 

 

"IMPACTS" 


The Story of Terrestrial & Extra Terrestrial Impacts

"THE SOLAR SYSTEM" 


A Tour Of Our Own Galactic Neighbourhood

 

 

"GIANTS. DWARFS & THINGS THAT GO BANG" 


How Stars Live And Ultimately How They Die

 

 

"TRIUMPH & TRAGEDY" 


The Highs And Lows Of Space Flight

 

 

"TO INFINITY & BEYOND" 


The Journey’s Of An Astronomer

 

 

"HUBBLE HUBBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE"THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE


From imagination to Reality & the billion dollar "Techno Turkey" but ultime success story

 

 

"THE SPACE SHUTTLE" 


An Incredible Flying Machine

 


"A TOUR OF THE 3D UNIVERSE "

 

 

Other titles are also available

Charged at £60.00 per presentation plus travel

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1 day Astronomy Course 4 - 5 Sessions 4 Hours

1) What Is Astronomy
2) Astronomy Through The Ages
3) Instruments, Astronomy HOW TO, Observing Techniques, Software & www
4) The Universe & Our Place In it
5) Our Solar System & The New Solar System

Charged at a daily rate

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10 Week Long Astronomy Course - 1 hour sessions

1) Introduction To Astronomy
2) Astronomy Through History
3) Instruments, Observing Techniques, Software & www
4) Practical Astronomy
5) Our Solar System
6) Exploration Of the Solar System & Beyond
7) Stars & Star Lives
8) The Universe, Big Bang, Galaxies, Nebula,
9) Manned Space Flight
10) Planetarium Show or Where to Next?

Charged at a 10 weekly rate 

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