Peter J Williamson FRAS

                    Astronomer & Broadcaster



I am available for workshops and talks at events such as festivals, commercial events, astronomical societies, outreach events, schools, colleges, universities and charitable events. Cost available on request , please email for more information. I will supply my own laptops, projector and telescope equipment as and where required.

I am DBS registered therefore allowed to work within establishments where children are present.
Certification can be supplied on request and is strictly confidential.
I have given many talks and undertaken many workshops, here are some of the people I have been booked by in the past, please ask them if they were satisfied with my work.

Recent talks & workshops include, Shropshire Astronomical Society, BBC Radio Shropshire, Chester Astronomical Society, Whittington Castle (Open Day) Elan Valley Visitors Centre and Astronomers, Skellig Star Party Ireland, Oswestry Beavers, Altrincham & District Astronomical Society, High Lee Community Observatory, The North West AstroFest Runcorn, Cardingmill Valley National Trust centre, Upton West Lea Primary School and many more establishments over the years.

Please see contact information for other methods of contacting me.



  • The Sun a Guide for Children (A children's introduction to The Sun).
  • The Sun & How it Works.
  • A general guide to astronomy -  Beginner & Schools.
  • Guide to The Night Sky (Season's and general guide)
  • Stars, Birth to Death (4 talk Series)
  • Solar Astronomy for the Beginner (Why do Solar Astronomy).
  • Deep Sky Imaging using remote Telescopes
  • Deep Sky Image Processing including one to one teaching.
  • Remote Telescopes, how to use them and the benefits.
  • Using the Remote Telescopes for education (schools & colleges).
  • ! NEW ! Astronomy & Music how each influence each other ( 2019 )
  • ! NEW ! The Moon from Myth to Landings and beyond (50th Anniversary of Moon Landings in 2019)
  • ! NEW ! From The Sun to Infinity - a guide to the universe using my own astro photography. Beginner & Schools.
  • Ask for a specific subject if not listed here.


  • Observational Workshop (using the equipment to visually observe the Sun)
  • Using different equipment to observe the Sun in different wavelengths of light (H-Alpha : Calcium : White Light)
  • Demonstrations of solar photography and image processing to a group (teaching session).
  • Demonstrations of solar photography and image processing on a one to one basis (teaching session).
  • Deep Sky Image Processing. Group or One on One.


On Going Booked the last Thursday every month by The BBC in 2018

March 6th 2018 - North Staffordshire Astronomical Society - Remote Imaging.

March 10th 2018 - Newtown Astronomical Society - Remote Imaging.

April 7th 2018 - Carding Mill Valley National Trust - Moon Shots, Success & Failure.

April 28th 2018 - Severn Valley Country Park - Stargazing Evening with Talk.

May 8th 2018 - Meeting with AstrCymru - Builth Wells Wales (Day time).

May 8th 2018 - North Wales Astronomical Society Llandudno (Evening).

May 12th 2018 - Solar Astronomy & Imaging Workshop @ Tooley's Boat Yard Banbury.

May 17th - 18th - Astro Radio Outside Broadcasts @ Whittington International Chamber Music Festival.

May 20th 2018 - Shrewsbury Kids Fest Outreach Event.

May 27th 2018 - Solar Astronomy - Euxtronomy Chorley Lancashire.

June 3rd 2018 - Shropshire Astronomical Society Outreach Event.

June 9th 2018 - Remote Telescope Astronomy Day at Leighton Observatory Pex Hill.

June 12th 2018 - GCSE Teaching Ysgol Glan Clwyd Llanelwy.

June 19th 2018 - Carmarthen Outreach with AstroCymru.

June 20th 2018 - Dudley College STEM Course Gallery Opening

June 24th 2018 - International SUNday North Staffordshire Astronomical Society.

June 27th 2018 - Royal Astronomical Society Training Day - London.

July 7th 2018 - North West Astro Fest - Astro Radio LIVE - Runcorn.

July 14th 2018 - Cotswold Astronomical Society - Remote Imaging Techniques & Options.

July 18th 2018 - Aberystwyth University Graduation Day.

July 21st 2018 - Carding Mill Valley National Trust - Apollo Program - The Eagle has Landed.

July 28th 2018 - Severn Valley Country Park - Solar Day and Talk.

August 8th - 13th 2018 - Solarsphere Astronomical & Music Festival.

August 22nd 2018 - North Wales Astronomical Society Llandudno Solar Workshop & Talk

August 27th 2018 - Whittington Village Fair (Photographer)

August 30th - September 2nd 2018 - Herstmonceux Observatory (Astro Radio & Talks).

September 8th - Daytime 2018 - Astro Radio Live Broadcasts from Oswestry Heritage Festival.

September 8th -  2018 - Astronomy Talks & Observing Oswestry Hill Fort.

September 12th -  2018 - Solar & Night Sky Talk Oswestry Heritage Festival.

September 15th - Daytime 2018 - Astro Radio Live Broadcasts from Oswestry Heritage Festival.

September 16th - Daytime 2018 - Solar Day & Oswestry Heritage Festival.

October 29th 2018 - Elan Valley with AstroCymru.

November 6th 2018 - Wiltshire Astronomical Society - The Sun.

November 10th 2018 - Carding Mill Valley National Trust - Current Lunar Research.

November 15th 2018 - Cardiff Astronomical Society - Remote Astronomy.

November 16th 2018 - Liverpool Astronomical Society - Remote Astronomy.

November 29th 2018 - Ysgol Glan Clwyd Space Camp - Astro Radio LIVE outside broadcast.

December 6th 2018 - Hereford Astronomical Society.

December 12th 2018 - Oswestry Library Shropshire - Introduction to Astronomy.

December 15th 2018 - Tooley's Boat Yard - Remote Telescope Workshop.


On Going Booked the last Thursday every month by The BBC in 2019

Tuesday January 22nd 2019 - Oswestry U3A - General Astronomy

Friday January 25th 2019 - Mid Cheshire Astronomical Society - Remote Imaging.

Thursday February 7th 2019 - Oswestry Library Shropshire - Our Local Star (Midday).

Thursday February 7th 2019 - Walsall Astronomical Society - Deep Sky Imaging using Remote Telescopes.

Saturday February 9th 2019 - Newtown Astronomical Society - Astronomy & Music Talk.

Tuesday March 12th 2019 - Market Drayton Library - Moon Landings ( TBC )

Monday March 18th 2019 - Bromsgrove Astronomical Society - Astro Photography & Public Access Telescope.

Thursday May 2nd 2019 - East Sussex Astronomical Society - Remote Imaging.

Wednesday May 22nd / 23rd / 24th 2019 - Whittington Festival - Astro Radio Outside Broadcast

Tuesday June 18th 2019 - Fordingbridge Astronomical Society - Deep Sky Imaging using Remote Telescopes.

Tuesday June 25th 2019 - Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society - Moon Landings.

Tuesday July 16th 2019 - Stratford Astronomical Society - From Myth to Moon Landings.

Saturday July 20th 2019 - Tooley's Boat Yard - Solar Imaging Workshop.

Wednesday July 17th 2019 - Oswestry Library - Moon Landings and More.

Saturday September 8th 2019 - Cotswold Astronomical Society - Astronomy & Music.

Friday September 13th - Sun 15th 2019 - Horncastle Weekend Lincs - Remote Imaging.

Tuesday November 19th 2019 - Macclesfield Astronomical Society - Deep Sky Imaging using Remote Telescopes.

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