I'm a London-based freelance astronomer, astrophotographer, writer and speaker, specialising in the rewarding task of connecting people to their shared universe.
A veteran of the Royal Observatory, author and contributor of numerous popular astronomy books, and experienced press expert, my aim is to promote exploration of the night sky to a global audience.
Read on to explore my creative projects and find out how to work with me. If you've got a collaborative idea, I'd love to hear from you.
Stargazing✦London is an online platform for astronomy and space courses and events, which launched in May 2021.
Along with friends and collaborators, I'm producing a diverse offer for stargazing and astronomy enthusiasts. The flagship course, Stargazing Made Simple, provides a definitive introduction for novice stargazers to become familiar with the night sky. Alongside the premium course, an entirely free taster course (with more than 30 minutes of video lessons) is available.
I'm an experienced astrophotographer and tutor. My work has been widely published, and I have served as a judge on the world's largest astrophotography competition. Working under the extreme light pollution of London, as well as some of the darkest skies on Earth, I've developed workflows for maximising the potential of standard DSLR cameras in capturing the beauty of the Universe.
I'm developing a collection of courses and tools for aspiring astrophotographers, which will be available from Stargazing✦London.
STAR SIGNS: GO STARGAZING!
A weekly podcast about what you can see in the night sky above you, from all over the world. Star Signs is supported directly by its listeners, and reaches thousands of budding stargazers across the globe.
Each episode presents an overview of the week's highlights, including events such as eclipses and meteor showers, with accessible guidance on how to experience them. Occasionally, I offer insight into the top stories from the world of space news. Star Signs is available to stream on all major podcast platforms.
COLLINS ASTRONOMY BOOKS
Collins are producing the best astronomy reference books on the market. I have authored or contributed to a number of popular volumes, including Stargazing and Moongazing.
In my ongoing work with Collins, I'm developing future publications and providing editorial support to ensure upcoming guides provide the highest standard of accurate, educational content. My latest book, Northern Lights, was released in September 2021.
events & consultancy
I provide astronomy event expertise, talks, and consultancy on space and astronomy topics for a wide variety of projects including: observatory design, astrotourism, high-profile and corporate speaking engagements, TV and film accuracy evaluation, and more. If you have a project that requires an astronomer and you'd like to join my list of satisfied clients, please get in touch using the form below.
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© Tom Kerss
© Tom Kerss