Wonders of our Solar System.
Take a tour of the major and minor bodies of our solar system and our nearest star, the Sun.
Wonders of our Universe.
Take a tour of what lies beyond our solar system in our Milky Way Galaxy and to the far reaches of our Universe
Triumphs of Voyager
Pt 1:Journey to Jupiter/Splendours of Saturn
2022 is the 45th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager space probes to the outer solar system.
These two talks takes a look at the remarkable mission and the many discoveries the Voyagers made and continue to make.
Triumphs of Voyager
Pt 2:Where no probe has gone before…
The continuing mission of the two Voyager probes from Uranus to Neptune and beyond!
The Vikings at Barsoom Pt1: Orbital Operations
The Viking Missions are always remembered for the search for life but in this first part we take a look at early flybys, Mariner 9 and in particular the amazing images that the two Viking Orbiters obtained during their mission whilst in support of the Landers.
The Vikings at Barsoom Pt2: The Search for Life
The Viking Missions are always remembered for the search for life and in this talk we look at the two Viking Landers as they surveyed their surroundings and tried to answer the question: Is there life on Mars?
Guide to Simple Astrophotography
This talk covers what can be achieved with just a camera, tripod and a timer with today's DSLR’s
Why are there no Green Stars?
This talk explores how we see and perceive colour and why when we view the stars, there appear to be no green stars out there!
'New' Images of the Universe
The original 6 talks have been retired but a new up-to-date talk is now available for bookings.
As per the original format there are 10 primary images with additional images to help tell each story
Through the StarGate
Imaging the night sky with an Alt Az GoTo Dobsonian telescope
Explains the problems of imaging deep sky targets with an alt az telescope and showcases the many deep sky objects that have been imaged with the StarGate 500 Dobsonian.
The Trials and Tribulations of Voyager
Looks at how Voyager came about and details how many things went wrong just before, during and after, launch plus what happened once they were in flight with gremlins seemingly determined to stop or disable both voyagers.
Yet despite everything, Voyager is an amazing success and is the longest operational spacecraft ever launched.
10 Stunning images of our Solar System
Here we take a look at ten images of aspects of our Solar System that are both stunning and amazing with additional images to help tell the story
More talks are being adapted from my old back catalogue of lectures and when ready will be added here.