Dedicated to Outreach and Education in Practical Astronomy
The Astronomical Unit exists to make reliable astronomical information available to all. I do this through providing free information on this web site and undertaking outreach activities, including Star-tales (astronomy-based story-telling for children and adults), giving Astronomical Talks and running Astronomy Courses in the local community. These outreach activities are run both independently and in association with local astronomical societies, the National Trust, BBC Stargazing Live, local community groups, schools, colleges and adult learning centres.
I also run a companion website, The Binocular Sky, specifically for Astronomy with Binoculars.
2014 August 16: Binocular Astronomy errata updated
2014 August 13: Astronomy Courses for 2014/15 nowconfirmed and open for booking
2014 August 04: Astronomical Society Talks updated
2014 Jul 31: Astronomical Society Talks updated with Binocular Astronomy excerpts (video)
2014 Jun 30: Talks updated with Are We Alone?