He is also a regular speaker on cruise ships.
Having built his first telescope aged 14 and experiencing the “wow” moment of seeing the rings of Saturn for the first time, he has been stargazing for some 40 years and has his own private observatory where he images the sky, taking pictures of galaxies, clusters, nebulae and planets. Many of his own images will appear in his talks. .
|Date||Talk at GAS meeting|
|6 Sep 2018||Hawking, Black Holes and the Edge of Physics
Einstein’s theories that nothing could ever escape from a black hole troubled the young researcher Stephen Hawking leading him to publish his 1976 paper bringing together General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics for the first time. This paper revealed, in Stephen’s own words, that ‘Black holes ain’t so Black!’ which shocked the scientific world.