If you wish to write/phone me regarding a booking then do so using the following:
18 College Park,
Tel. 01507 524037 (10am - 8pm) Monday to Friday (answer phone always on - please leave a message and contact details)
Schools - take a look at the programme I have for your Astronomy and Space needs.
I have two basic 'sessions' for the Schools that can be done in either
a morning or afternoon.
Each 'session' is approximately 1 hour long.
If you wish to have me all day then 2 more sessions can be added to make the day even more interesting.
As a rule I will only cover Lincolnshire for the following prices but if you are further afield then contact me for the extra costs of travelling.
Prices for anywhere in Lincolnshire:
Please note that for the extremes of the County there is an extra £10 for travelling expences.
Mornings are £50
Afternoons are £40
All day sessions are £70 (save £20 on the combined above sessions!)
|Session 1: The Earth and the Sun||-This session takes a look at Day and Night, Seasons, the tilt of the Earth, the Phases of the Moon and Lunar and Solar Eclipses and is a practical session using the full size of the classroom (better yet the school hall!).|
|Session 2: Wonders of our Solar System||A tour through the most fascinating places in our Solar System|
Astronomical and Non Astro Societies, Clubs, Groups, WI's, Scouts/Guides etc.
In fact - any group that will have me :-)
With the advent of LCD projectors I have now moved into a new phase of giving talks using such equipment and all currently available talks are now Power Point presentations. Thus I am currently revising the list of available talks and 'old slide shows' are no longer available. However the first list contains talks already converted into Power point presentations whilst the second list contains talks that may be pre-booked and I will convert them when needed (please give plenty of time if you intend to book one of these older talks). I will be gradually converting all my talks to power point over the coming years and adding new talks to the list as well.
The cost of the talks is dependant upon the distance travelled and
the time spent away from home thus contact me with the details of where you
are and I can then give you a quote. As a GUIDE
ONLY I estimate that the average cost for Societies is about
25p per mile with a minimum charge of £35
Note that payment should be cash and that if it is to be a cheque or I have to wait for payment then the cost of the talk is £10 more than normal to cover for the inconvenience.
Distance is no object but if the distance is too great to travel back that same night then accommodation, either in a (reasonable) B&B or with a member of the society, is acceptable IF I agree to travel the distance.
Talks anywhere in Lincolnshire cost a minimum of £30 (plus £10 travelling expenses if near the edges of the county).
Listed below are my Powerpoint talks available for 2006/2007
|WONDERS OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM||- A tour of our Solar System.|
||- A tour of our Galaxy and what lies beyond....|
||- A walk through guide to the Astronomers holiday centre based in the Algarve - COAA - the Centre for Observational Astronomy in the Algarve.|
|Naked eye and Binocular Astronomy||- the delights of the night sky that can be viewed with just the eye and a pair of binoculars.|
|Rambling through the Spring and Summer Sky
Rambling through the Summer/Autumn sky
Rambling through the Autumn/Winter Sky
Rambling through the Winter Sky
|- a basic seasonal tour of the best objects to observe in the night sky|
|Observing Orion||- a tour through the delights of this great constellation|
||- a tour through the delights
of this constellation
|Simple Astrophotography||- what can be captured of the night sky with just basic equipment|
|The many Guises of Astrophotography||Takes a look at the many aspects of modern Astrophotography|
|THE MESSIER MARATHON||- Take a lightning tour of all of Charles Messiers' famous objects and hear how it was accomplished in just one night by the first person in the UK to have successfully completed the Marathon.|
SOLAR SYSTEM TALKS
|The Sun by Day and Aurora by Night||- A fascinating insight into our nearest Star and one of its most colourful effects on the Earth.|
|Messenger of the Gods||- a basic overview of the inner planet Mercury|
|Unveiling the Goddess of Love||- all about the Planet Venus with the main emphasis on the Magellan mission|
|The Red Planet||- a basic overview of Mars|
|Mars - the Next Generation||- covers the most recent and ongoing missions to Mars - includes 3D images.|
|The Mighty planet Jupiter||- a basic overview of the largest planet in our Solar System.|
|Rendezvous with Jupiter||- the Galileo mission to Jupiter|
|The Outer Giants||- taking a look at the outer planets of Uranus and Neptune|
|Solar System Moons||- a single talk version of my original 'Planetary satellites' series of talks (see below in the old slide shows section).|
|The Minor Planets||- a general overview of the Asteroid belt.|
|Of Broom stars, Small Moons and Rings||- looking at the relationship between Comets and the smaller members of the solar system (originally pt3 of Planetary satellites series - see below)|
|Impact! Target Earth!||- A review of the possible dangers of an Asteroid or Comet hitting the Earth - not for the Squeamish!|
|Our Nearest Neighbour
- the Moon
||-a look at our Moon,
the basics such as phases, eclipses, what you can see and a bit about the
Apollo missions. This talk is based on
my presentation to the Lincs Wildlife Trust Starnight and is part of my WEA
Solar System course material.
|Cassini - Lord of the
||A review of this exciting
new mission with ongoing updates to cover new discoveries by Cassini. Includes
some great animations!
DEEP SKY/SPACE TALKS
|OUR GALAXY THE MILKY WAY||- An exploration of Stars, Star Clusters, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae and Globular Clusters that make up our own Galaxy.|
|GENESIS - the Birth of a Star||- How does a star begin and what ingredients are required are explored in this talk.|
|EXODUS- the lives and deaths of Stars||- as the title states really! NOTE - in the process of being revamped!|
|2MASS - A New View of the Universe||- This talk explores the 2 Micron All Sky Survey and shows that it is not just the HST that can make stunning discoveries about the Universe.|
|From Big Bang - to the Fate of the Universe||- a review of past and current thinking on Cosmology|
|The Scale of the Universe
||- taking a detailed
look at how Astronomers determine distances in the Universe
|Pt 1 'JOURNEY TO JUPITER -
||This 2 part story follows the Voyager space probes as they explore the giant planets Jupiter & Saturn and then on to Uranus & Neptune.|
Original Slide Shows
Original Slide shows no longer available but on request and given time I'll convert them to Powerpoint presentations if needed.
ASPECTS OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
|THE INNER SOLAR SYSTEM
THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM
|AFTERMATH OF IMPACT||
THE 'PLANETARY SATELLITES' SERIES
||This series takes a look at the various objects orbiting the planets from the Largest to the Smallest and finally to the Irregular and strange moons and their possible origins.|
OBSERVING THE CONSTELLATIONS SERIES -
|SEEKING SCORPIUS, CHASING CYGNUS, LOCATION LEO! UNVEILING VIRGO, EXPLORING SAGITTARIUS||Each of the these are hour long explorations of the most important objects within range of most amateur equipment.|
OTHER ASTRONOMY TOPICS
||- A look at the work of the Hubble Space Telescope and an update of its latest & most important discoveries.|
These talks cover areas
of interest to me, however, if there is a subject that needs to be covered
& there appear to be no known (UK) speakers covering it then drop me
an E-mail and I will consider it for the future.
|Basic Booking form or Web Booking Form||Download MS Word basic text version of the above Powerpoint talks list|