Guildford Astronomical Society

Dr John Mason

John Mason MBE - Credit: Chichester AstronomicalJohn Mason MBE
Credit: Chichester Astronomical

Dr John Mason is Co-Editor, with Sir Patrick Moore, of the Yearbook of Astronomy. He is a past President of the British Astronomical Association and Acting Director of the BAA's Meteor Section. He is currently Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre in Chichester. He is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television and has appeared many times with Sir Patrick Moore on BBC TV's The Sky at Night. For over 25 years he has been leading overseas expeditions to observe and record annular and total solar eclipses, the polar aurora and major meteor showers. He was made an MBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours List for his services to science education.

DateTalk at GAS meeting
2 Sep 2010Meteors: Showers, Storms and Their Progenitors
5 Jan 2012Exploring the Universe with Hubble