2022 was my Fortieth anniversary year giving talks to Astronomical Societies! 
(I started when I was 2!) - just kidding!         
These talks are available to any group within Lincolnshire, the UK and Ireland depending upon distance/travelling conditions etc. Societies and clubs are particularly encouraged to book for an interesting exploration of our Universe in all its splendour.  
If you wish to book me to give a talk then do so using the contact page above. 

Update for June 2024:
        In person talks up to a 2 hour drive now available.  
Astronomical and Non Astro Societies (Photo and camera clubs/societies, other Clubs, Groups, WI's, Scouts/Guides etc). 
Zoom/online talks all cost £50 per talk 
Due to personal circumstances I am pretty much restricted to a max of 2 hours drive away to a society so if you are further than this then the talk will have to be via online such as Zoom or MS Teams.
Cost of in person talks to be discussed when booking and depends on the distance travelled and time needed for traveling.

ALL TALKS ARE FULLY ILLUSTRATED & LAST APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR IN LENGTH BUT CAN BE ADJUSTED TO SUIT INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS (within reason!). Please note however that I will not cut a talk down to just 1/2 an hour as this does not do the topics justice!  

Bookings being taken for the rest of 2024 and through 2025 so book now to avoid disappointment!

NOTE: Recording of the talks during a session is not permitted unless agreed in advance. 

Listed here are my current/coming soon talks for online presentation:

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 was 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.