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, The Lord Mayor's Livery Banquette Mansion House London, Herstmonceux Observatory, many  Astronomical Societies across The UK and Ireland, BBC Radio Shropshire, Whittington Castle (Open Days) 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, many Primary , secondary Schools, Cardiff University and many more establishments over the years.

Please see contact information for other methods of contacting me.



  • Whirlpools in Space - The Birr Telescope & Beyond ( Earl of Rosse to Hubble ).
  • Herschel to Hawkwind, Astronomy & Music how each influence each other.
  • The Moon from Myth to Landings.
  • The Moon Landings 12- 17 and beyond.
  • The Sun & How it Works.
  • Stars, Birth to Death (4 talk Series).
  • Observing The Moon a Practical Guide. (Coming Soon).
  • Pluto - Planet to Dwarf.
  • The Life of Sir Patrick Moore FRAS.


  • A general guide to astronomy.
  • Using Remote Educational Observatories. ( Faulkes & NSO ).
  • Deep Sky Imaging using remote Telescopes for Educational Access.
  • A guide through the Solar System.
  • A guide to The Stars.
  • Guide to The Night Sky (Season's and general guide).
  • The Sun a Guide for Children (A children's introduction to The Sun).


  • 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.
  • Deep Sky Image Processing including one to one teaching.
  • One shot single frame Milky Way Photography.
  • Lunar Photography.

Ask for a specific subject if not listed here.


On Going Booked the last Thursday every month by The BBC in 2021.

Saturday January 9th 2021 - Marches Independent Photography Group - Astro Photography Guide.

Thursday January 14th 2021 - High Legh Observatory - Myth to Moon.

Friday January 22nd 2021 - Wells & Mendip Astronomers - Herschel to Hawkwind. On-Line

Saturday January 30th 2021 - Cardiff University - Herschel to Hawkwind. On-Line

Sunday January 31st 2021 - Elan Valley On-Line Day Astro Media

Monday 15th February 2021 - STEM Space Art Day On-line

Saturday February 20th 2021 - Cardiff University - Solar Workshop. On-Line ??

Tuesday March 2nd 2021 - Wiltshire Astronomical Society - Myth to Moon. On-Line

Friday March 5th 2021 - York Astronomical Society - Myth to Moon.

Tuesday March 9th 2021 - Monmouth Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Wednesday March 10th 2021 - U3A Ewyas Harold Wales - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Thursday March 11th 2021 - U3A Wellington Shropshire - Myth to Moon.

Friday March 12th 2021 - Coventry & Warwickshire Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Saturday March 13th 2021 - Newtown Astronomical Society - Birr to Hubble.

Tuesday March 16th 2021 - Stratford Astronomical Society - Apollo 12 to the end and beyond.

Saturday March 28th - Cardiff University - Space Probe Data Workshop. On-Line ??

Tuesday March 30th 2021 - Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Wednesday March 31st 2021 - Bath Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Thursday April 1st 2021 - Guilford Astronomical Society - Remote Astronomy for Public & Education.

Wednesday April 7th 2021 - Salford Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Friday April 16th 2021 - Liverpool Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Monday April 19th 2021 - Shrewsbury U3A Theatre Severn - The Sun.

Tuesday April 27th 2021 - Cockermouth Astronomcal Society - Remote Telescopes.

Friday April 30th 2020 - Rosliston Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Thursday May 6th 2021 - Hereford Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Wednesday May 12th 2021 - Carolian Astronomical Society - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Thursday May 13th 2021 - Southampton Astronomical Society - TBA

Tuesday May 18th 2021 - Macclesfield Astronomical Society - Subject TBC

Thursday July 1st 2021 - Dymock Gardening Club - Basic Astronomy

Tuesday July 6th 2021 - Wessex Astronomical Society - Whirlpools in Space.

Wednesday August 11th - 16th 2021 - Solarsphere Astronomical & Music Festival.

Thursday August 19th 2021 - Sheffield WI - Myth to Moon.

Thursday September 2nd 2021 - The Eddington Astronomical Society Kendal - Herschel to Hawkwind.

Sunday 10th - 16th October 2021 - Tour of Cornish School.

Friday November 19th 2021 - Liverpool Astronomical Society - Subject TBC.

Saturday November 20th 2021 - Cologne Institute of Science Germany - Herschel to Hawkwind.


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