As an amateur astronomer, I am mainly interested in lunar and planetary work. I am a visual observer, and my observations consist of colour drawings which I make of the Moon, planets . I also make regular visual magnitude estimates of a number of variable stars and bright supernovae when they occur. My observatory in Leicester houses a 203mm Newtonian Reflector and a 300mm Newtonian Reflector, and I occasionally do solar work with a 40mm PST.
By profession, I am a theoretical physicst. My area of interest is general relativity, quantum field theory in curved spacetime backgrounds and black hole thermodynamics. I have appeared on television and radio popularising astronomy and black holes, and I have written three books and numerous articles on popular science.
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