I am the Astronomy Presenter on the hit UK BBC TV show, The One Show, where my pre-recorded films and live appearances reach 5.5million people daily. This work led me to being awarded a position on the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Often overlooked, Uranus, one of the solar system's 'ice giants,' can prove a challenging, but worthwhile target for amateur astronomers this month.
The winter sky is by far the best time for astronomy. Long, dark nights with cool weather can present us with fabulously clear dark skies that last for hours -- let's hunt down some astronomical treasures!
To celebrate the New Year, Comet Catalina will put on a show that will kick 2016 off in astronomical style!
Over the years, I've picked up some hints and tips as to how to communicate the science of amateur astronomy -- here are a few.
To make the amateur astronomer in your family happy this Christmas, check out my top astronomy gadget picks that would make for perfect stocking fillers.
The Earth is currently orbiting through the debris of Comet Tempel-Tuttle -- yes, it's time for the Leonid meteor shower!
The Halloween 'dead comet' spooked the world with its abrupt appearance, why didn't we know about it earlier?
The Eta Aquarid shower is coming, but where do the meteors come from and how can we see them?
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