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April 2011 is a busy month for amateur and professional astronomers, educators and astronomy enthusiasts as Global Astronomy Month (GAM) returns for its second year. The annual event is organized by Astronomers Without Borders and celebrates the Universe with a busy programme of events around the globe.


Although not officially part of GAM, I’m giving a number of talks this month that I am really looking forward to – including the first signing for my brand new book, The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth.



Click on the ‘read more’ link below the tags to find out more about the official GAM programme and my April talks.



Astronomy clubs, science centres, schools, educators, and astronomy enthusiasts worldwide pull together this month for a concerted effort of public outreach, hands-on activities, observing sessions and more.  They all willingly share their enthusiasm with others across the globe during Global Astronomy Month.  The full schedule for GAM can be found here.  Do get along to an event, either in person or on-line if you can.


I’m going to be at a number of venues lecturing during April, meeting as many of you as I can and signing copies of my books.  I spent a great evening yesterday meeting everyone at the Wiltshire Astronomical Society.  It was especially nice to catch up with Lon Kwantes from Inspirational Speakers for Schools who handles my school lectures.  My next stops are:


Monday 11 April 2011, 7.15pm The Sun Kings

Cafè Scientifique, Bishop's Stortford


Wednesday 13 April 2011, 6.30pm What’s wrong with the Sun?

INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium, Winchester


Thursday 28 April 2011, 7.30pm The Sun Kings

Orpington Astronomical Society


Saturday 30 April 2011, 11am - 3pm Booksigning: The Sky's Dark Labyrinth

Waterstones, Stevenage


Full details of these and other talks can be found on my talks page.

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