We are delighted to offer a number of dates for our Astronomy Voyage this winter accompanied by the renowned astronomers Dr John Mason and Ian Ridpath, Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy, and hopefully the Northern Lights. Through a series of lectures and a guided tour of the night sky from the deck of the ship, your lecturer will bring the world of stars, planets and meteors closer whilst also exploring the numerous myths and legends linked to the constellations in our skies.
Your lecturers on board
Dr John Mason, MBE
On Astronomy Voyages departing 20 Nov 2016, 7 Nov 2017, 12 Jan and 8 Mar 2018
An Applied Physicist by profession, Dr John Mason has been actively involved in Science for over 30 years, with Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Technology as his main interests. He is currently Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1976, and is a full member of the International Astronomical Union. He lectures extensively in the UK and overseas on a wide range of scientific topics and is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, having appeared many times with Sir Patrick Moore on BBC TV's 'The Sky at Night.'
On Astronomy Voyages departing on 24 Oct 2016, 13 Nov & 16 Oct 2017, 14 Feb 2018
Ian Ridpath has been a full time writer and broadcaster on Astronomy since 1972 and has previously worked at the University of London Observatory and in publishing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (Council member 2004-07), as well as a member of the Society of Authors and of the Association of British Science Writers. He is also the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas, a publication now in its twentieth edition since 1910.