Guildford Astronomical Society

Robin Gorman

Robin has promoted astronomy to the public in Hampshire for 30 years. He frequently gives talks at schools.

Robin was a lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the Highbury College for 18 years from which he retired in 1992.

He served as Chairman of the Hampshire Astronomical Group from 1972 to 1983. He was President of the group from 1983 to 2003. During this time, Clanfield Observatory, which is run by the group, has become one of the best-equipped amateur observatories in the country and currently has 140 members.

He founded the first National Astronomy Week in 1980. There have been 5 National Astronomy Weeks since 1981. Robin is currently planning the National Astronomy Week for 2009, which will coincide with the 400th aniversary of the first recorded use of a a telescope for astronomical observations.

He has been running adult education classes in astronomy for over 25 years.

He has produced over 100 astronomical mirrors up to 20 inches in diameter.

DateTalk at GAS meeting
5 Mar 2009Why Pluto had to go