Sirius Astronomy brings astronomy to you. It aims to educate adults and children alike about astronomy and space science. Sirius Astronomy was set up to inspire a sense of awe and wonder about the universe, whilst also demystifying it and educating you. Sirius Astronomy was set up and is run by Paul Hill.
Paul Hill BA(hons) PGCE FRAS
Paul is an elected fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, co-presenter and writer of the popular Awesome Astronomy podcast, committee member of the world famous Baker Street Irregular Astronomers and has appeared on BBC News and Radio to discuss a range of astronomy and space issues as well as being interviewed on The BBC’s flagship astronomy program, The Sky At Night. He is also part of the team that runs the bi-annual, family friendly AstroCamp in the Brecon Beacons.
Paul has been passionate about astronomy since he was 8 years old and first looked through a telescope at Halley’s Comet. He was bitten by the bug and continued with naked eye astronomy. His first equipment purchase was a pair of 10×50 binoculars and a planisphere.
Things have moved on a little from those humble beginnings. Although Paul still has the binoculars and the planisphere and he still spends time on naked-eye astronomy, his equipment count has gone up rather a lot!
Paul likes to think of himself as a Renaissance man! His original degree is in History, but he is currently studying with the Open University for a Natural Sciences degree (with an astronomy bent of course!).
Paul is a qualified History teacher, and in his 14 years of teaching has taught various subjects from History and Geography to Science and Maths. He has worked in a range of schools and his last post was the Head of Humanities in a West London Special Needs school.
Sirius Astronomy draws together Paul’s love of education and his love of astronomy. His mission is to take astronomy education into schools and the wider community, enthusing children and adults alike about the universe around us.