Welcome to my world. It’s a world of intrigue and mystery - that’s because half the time I don’t know what I’m doing. Above these words are some visual examples of my exploits to date. They include my days as the Blue Peter astronomer, over which time I was also able to film in Hawaii as well as literally getting egg on my face. The marvellous black and white shot with long hair is me acting (loosely) as Isaac Newton in a film of his life (video clip in the Blue Peter section). There were plenty of other dressing up opportunities there too, such as an Egyptian astronomer, a crew member from Star Trek, an astronaut on Mars and as a featured artist on several Blue Peter pantos. And look, Lorraine Kelly is holding up my first book, Simple Stargazing. This was on GMTV when I was talking about a solar eclipse that was happening as rain covered most of the country. That’s Life. That’s followed by the cover of the book’s Spanish edition and then my second book, Stargazing Secrets. Now it’s all technologified and new simple stargazing is in the iBookstore for the iPad, which gives you plenty of swiping and pinching action. I take most of the photos for my books as well as creating all the diagrams - and I particularly like designing maps based around skiing! And why a dodgy picture of a television screen? Well, you know you’ve made it when your name appears on Sky planner! ;-) Oh, life's a mixed bag!
MY LATEST BOOKS
If you have ever wanted to know more about the night sky then here are the books you've been waiting for - honest. The first, New Simple Stargazing, is the friendliest introduction to the Night Sky I have ever written ;-) while Choosing and Using a Telescope is for those who may know little about the night sky and are about to ask this question: I’m thinking of getting a telescope, any suggestions?
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