Author Archives: Brendan

Brendan acts in a voluntary capacity as IT Consultant for National Astronomy Week

Full report on the “Speed of Light Challenge” now available.

The organiser, James Appleton (Orwell Astronomical Society) has published a comprehensive report on the project, available here: (you may have to copy and paste this link) We are very grateful to James for his support. Our own page about the project can be seen by clicking the “Speed of Light” link.

Star Count 2014 – results are out.

9th April 2014:  The results for starcount 2014 are now published on the CPRE website at Regrettably these show a continued trend in the UK to increased light pollution.  Many National Astronomy Week events contributed to these results – our thanks to all who participated.

News: Astrofest, and improvements to the website.

Hi all – this item was written at Astrofest, where NAW was announced and there was great interest. We met many members of organisations planning events, and had a great time! We’ve improved this website, by adding new pages and an Observing section. There’s now an article on choosing a telescope and a page which […]

National Astronomy Week now has a Wikipedia entry

We’ve now created a Wikipedia article that describes National Astronomy Week, including the long history and the previous events run. You can see this article at

NAW to work with Campaign to Protect Rural England

14th August 2013:  National Astronomy Week is pleased to announce that we will be working with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) to support their 2014 star count initiative. The 2014 dates will be set to overlap National Astronomy Week. More details will be provided closer to the event, but in the meantime details […]