Simon is a passionate astro-presenter and photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and qualified stargazing guide. Simon is an experienced presenter and was previously the resident astronomer for the Forestry Commission at Hamsterley Forest, County Durham back in the UK as well as a Starmaker astro-presenter for the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. He is an accomplished astro-photographer and his images often appear in national publications.
Qualifications and training:
- Accredited Starmaker presenter Northumberland International Dark Sky Park
- NCFE Level 2 Award in the Principles of Customer Service in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
- Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS)
- Newcastle Sixth Form College certificate in Astronomy August 2014
- Astronomy: State of the Art MOOC. University of Arizona (Udemy) in November 2014.
- In the Night Sky: Orion – Open University MOOC February 2015.
- Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space MOOC. University of Arizona (Coursera) March 2015.
- Open University: Moons MOOC. March 2015.