My name is Chris Cooke and Im available for  stargazing  events or workshops  for  people of all ages! Im based in the South West UK in Devon  (Plymouth and Exeter). Ive had many years of experience giving public outreach to schools, festivals and other events.  Due to Covid - I am giving Zoom talks only at the moment 

 My most popular topics are 

  • Solar Eclipses- I have been to 8 solar eclipses now and have a few stories to tell of how I got there and what I saw.
  • Space Stations, Satellites and Space Junk
  • Our Sun, our nearest star 
  • Astronomy in the Caribbean

The first picture (left)  shows the  W. Hershell telescope at the Royal Observatory of Madrid.  (This was a HUGE telescope for its time) It is a 60 cm (23.6 inches) reflector built in 1810. The "tube" is  20 ft long (high) and observations are made by peering over the edge at the top of the tube!  

Today though I use  modern telescopes which are a LOT more portable and easy to use!!   The second photo below was taken at the Solar Eclipse in the USA  in 2017    

And the slideshow to the right show a number of recent events Ive been fortune to organise or be involved!          Clear Skies every one!