'Jane has taken up the challenge of doing for a new generation what Sir Patrick did for us all those years ago.' Dr Brian May

'Many new books on astronomy are now published every year but I am emphatic in saying that Jane Green's is outstanding.' Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, FRS

'Think Professor Cox but without the annoying soundtrack.' J G Futers, Peeblesshire, Scotland

Friday, 25 October 2013

The Wonder of the Universe
Thursday 14 November 2013
at the
Bibendum Bar and Bistro
Grove Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Entrance fee: £10.00
Seating limited. 
A one-hour presentation followed by discussion
about the 'bigger picture'.
If interested in coming along, please advise Sarah Morgan (sarah4glebe@hotmail.co.uk)
to ensure a seat is made available.
INTECH Science Centre and Planetarium
Thursday 17th October 2013
INTECH Science Centre and Planetarium at Winchester
Though known as an author, speaker and broadcaster on astronomy, I have another life working for the British Horseracing Authority, and this astronomy presentation was instigated by a BHA Disciplinary Panel Steward.  Ordinarily our paths would cross at Ascot or Epsom Racecourse where discussions about astronomy were considered somewhat off the rails.
In my 'other life' at Ascot Racecourse. 
Photo credit: Matthew Webb
Not so this night, for the great and good of British horseracing diverted from the running rails and took a journey onto the cosmic racecourse, from the realms of the very small to the truly astronomically immense.  Following a champagne reception, the packed auditorium darkened and for an hour all was eerily quiet as we took our voyage.  I think it was shock!  But the feedback was amazing and the questions keep on coming ... but not in a planetarium environment ... on racecourses throughout the south of England!  How's that for getting off the rails? 
The purpose of the evening was to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and in this we exceeded the target.  Can't help but smile!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday 11 October 2013
Feel free to listen in to the latest broadcast where, with radio presenter, Tony Williams, we discuss the Higgs Boson and the October night sky.  Among the highlights are the alignment of the giant star Regulus with the red planet Mars and Comet ISON in the early morning hours.  And don't forget the mighty planet, Jupiter, poised to become even more magnificent.
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