29 07 2008

I’m a lifelong amateur astronomer and “Public Outreach Educator” living in Kendal, in the beautiful Lake District in Cumbria, England. I am the author of nine children’s astronomy and spaceflight books, and my latest book, “A Cat’s Guide To The Night Sky” was published last October by Laurence King.


You can read all about it on my “Writing” page or by clicking on the dedicated tab at the top there.



I have edited or been a consultant on many more astronomy and space titles, and I have also written articles on astronomy and spaceflight for many magazines, newspapers and websites.

If you’d like to find out more about my writing, my astronomy “Outreach” work or my activities as an amateur astronomer, just have a browse around this site. But to save you some time…

I write several blogs, but my main one is CUMBRIAN SKY, which is where you’ll find lots of information about what’s happening in the night sky, space missions and much more. There’s more personal stuff on there, too. If you’re not a fan of science fiction, I’d give this blog a miss. Just saying… 😉

If you’re here at my homepage because you’ve been to one of my talks and took home an information slip because you wanted to know more, then CUMBRIAN SKY is where you should go. That’s where you’ll find a special page with links to the websites I referred to during my talk. (If you just want the links but don’t really want to read my blog well, fair enough, here’s where you can find the links… LINKS  but really, you should go take a look at my blog, there’s some good stuff on there! 🙂 )

I am a devoted follower of the Mars Exploration Rovers, “Spirit” and “Opportunity”, and one of my blogs, “The Road To Endeavour“, has been following Oppy’s exploration and study of the huge Endeavour Crater- which she reached after a three year trek south from Victoria Crater – for more than ten years. Opportunity’s mission has ended now but my blog will continue, and you can find it here

l also write “astropoetry” – that’s poetry inspired by space exploration and astronomy. My poems are on this blog.

I write science fiction too, which you can find here

On Twitter? So am I! You can read my Tweets here

Right, I think that’s everything. But if you can’t find what you’re looking for, then feel free to drop me a line at STUARTATK@aol.com. Thanks for dropping by!

Stuart Atkinson