On this page you can download some of the presentations I've given at NASTRO and elsewhere. The best way to view them is to download the file to your device and then open in a PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) and view the pages full screen (e.g. press ctrl-L on Acrobat).
My presentation about Celestial Alignments from the talk given at Berwick Educational Association on Saturday February 11th 2017.
Lots of images and a couple of embedded movies, so it's a big file (18MB). Click the animations to play them.
The presentation on Planetary Nebulae I did at The Trap for NASTRO on Thursday February 9th 2017.
This is a PDF and is around 8MB in size.
Here's my presentation about Spaceweather given at Berwick Educational Association on Saturday November 19th 2016.
Lots of images - so a big 19MB PDF!
This was the presentation about the Sun given at Berwick Educational Association on Saturday November 12th 2016.
This PDF is about 12MB (lots of pictures) and has several embedded YouTube videos.
This was the presentation (Gravitational Waves) given at Berwick Educational Association on Saturday October 29th 2016.
It's quite a big PDF (nearly 13MB).
Here is the website I mentioned during the presentation: www.einstein-online.info/
These are the lecture notes for my presentation about the Mercury transit given at Newbiggin Maritime Centre on April 16th 2016.
This is quite a big PDF (nearly 15MB) - sorry about that :-). Lots of pictures.
I gave this presentation about astrometry (coordinate systems, distance scales and brightness scales) at Berwick Educational Association on March 12th 2016.
This PDF is just under 4MB. It contains some embedded flash (.swf) files. The original animations from ULN, which work better online, can be found here, here and here.
This is a lecture I I've given a few times over the past few years at NASTRO and other places.
Beware! This is a big PDF (about 39MB). It contains several embedded movies and animations.
This is the lecture given at the NASTRO outreach event at Warkworth Golf Club on February 8th 2016. The version seen was cut short because of clear skies :-)
This is a PDF and it's quite a hefty 10MB download (lots of pictures!)
This lecture is "The Winter Night Sky" given at NASTRO on January 14th 2016 at The Trap Inn.
It's a PDF with a size of about 4.5MB.
This is the lecture "The Summer Night Sky" given at NASTRO on August 13th 2015 at The Trap Inn .
It's a PDF about 6.8MB in size.
This is the lecture on "Noctilucent Clouds" given at NASTRO on May 28th 2015 at The Trap Inn (and updated for Newcastle Astronomical Society) on April 21st 2016.
It's a PDF about 3.3MB in size.
This is the lecture on "Active Galactic Nuclei" (originally billed as Quasars!) given at NASTRO on April 9th 2015 at The Trap Inn.
This PDF is around 2.6MB in size.
Here are the notes from a session called Practical Astronomy. I gave this presentation on November 12th 2015 at The Trap Inn.
This PDF is about 1.3MB in size.
Here are the lecture notes from a session about processing deepsky images using Deepsky Stacker. I gave this lecture at The Trap Inn in April 2014.
This PDF is about 4.7MB in size.
Pluto was discovered in 1930. This the lecture I gave at various NASTRO events in 2015. It's a hefty 24MB download. Sorry 'bout that :-)