This is a new blog I have launched to share my work and experiences in the field of astronomy. This opening post is about the stargazing evening I delivered last night at Towneley Hall, Burnley. I had no idea that the first weatherman was based at Towneley Hall and the Towneley family had a strong connection to the great Jeremiah Horrocks. You can read about this connection and also the work done with the first Astronomer Royal here.
Children’s University is such a great initiative and it is a privilege to work with them. I entertained and thrilled the families in attendance with my presentation entitled Hubble’s Greatest Hits and then deployed my telescopes and showed the children and parents the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades and also taught them a few tricks to observe using the naked eye.