PETE WILLIAMSON FRAS  solar astronomer & broadcaster

On Going Booked the last Thursday every month by The BBC in 2017

January 28th 2017 - Carding Mill Valley National Trust - The Life of Stars - Dust to Dust (Orion & Birth of Stars ).

February 3rd, 4th & 5th 2017 - Attingham Park Outreach (National Trust).

February 10th & 11th 2017 - European AstroFest.

April 1st 2017 - Carding Mill Valley National Trust - The Life of Stars - Dust to Dust (Young Stars & Clusters).

June 17th 2017 - Solar Imaging Talk - Solarfest Dublin Ireland

.June 24th 2017 - Carding Mill Valley National Trust - The Life of Stars - Dust to Dust (Our Sun & Solar Observing).

June 28th 2017 - Chester Astronomical Society 28th June 2017.

July 1st, 2nd 2017 - North West Astrofest Runcorn, Solar Observing and Broadcasting.

August 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th 2017 - Solarsphere Astronomical & Music Festival.

August 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd 2017 - Skellig Star Party Ireland.

September 8th, 9th 10th 2017 - BAA Convention Chester.

September 19th 2017 - Oswestry U3A - Memorial Hall Oswestry.

October 13th, 14th 2017 - International Astronomical Show Stoneleigh Park, Broadcasting The Show.

November 11th 2017 - Cotswold AS.

November 25th 2017 - Carding Mill Valley National Trust - The Life of Stars - Dust to Dust (Death of Stars).

November 24th - 26th 2017 - SPA Preston Montford Shropshire, Solar Talks & Workshops.


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 will be dependent on the type of event, status of event and location, please email for more information. I will supply my own laptops, projector, screen 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 a Guide for the Beginner (How The Sun Works)
  • Solar Astronomy for the Beginner (Why do Solar Astronomy)
  • The Physics of The Sun (The Sun & Space Weather)


  • Observational Workshop (using the equipment to visually observe the Sun)
  • Using different equipment to observe the Sun in different wavelengths of light (H-Alpha : Cak 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)

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