Brian Jones

Brian Jones 

At around the age of five I was allowed to look through my father’s binoculars for the first time and I happened to point them at the stars. This started me off on my journey of discovery of the night sky and all things relating to it.

In my early thirties I decided to take up writing about astronomy and space on a full time basis.  I’ve subsequently written a total of fifteen books, co-authored many more, appeared on local and national radio and television and contributed articles for a whole host of magazines.

I enjoy spending time outdoors either gardening or walking. My walks generally take my partner and myself along the towpaths that grace the local canal network, although the odd mountain or two have contributed to the wear and tear of my walking boots!

Small but special

06 October 2017 by Brian Jones

Ramblers’ resident stargazer Brian Jones gives us reasons to head outside and check out the night sky. For autumn, we turn our attention to the tiny constellation Equuleus.

Corona Australis graphic

Crowning glory

27 July 2017 by Brian Jones

Ramblers’ resident stargazer Brian Jones gives us reasons to head outside and check out the night sky. This summer we look at the southern crown, know as Corona Australis.

Crux map

A distinctive Cross in the southern sky

30 March 2017 by Brian Jones

Although Crux (the Cross) is the smallest in area of all the constellations, it is also one of the most famous. It is depicted on the flags of countries like Australia and New Zealand, and found on many postage stamps as well as on coins, banknotes and innumerable paintings.

Eridanus blog on the night sky

Follow the river

31 January 2017 by Brian Jones

Brian Jones takes a look at the night sky this winter. Happy stargazing!

Celestial fishing

09 September 2016 by Brian Jones

As autumn gets into full swing, Brian Jones takes a look at the night sky...

Scutum

Searching for Scutum

26 May 2016 by Brian Jones

Brian Jones gazes into the summer night sky to examine the shield of a Polish king.

Hydra constellation thumb

The night sky in spring

01 March 2016 by Brian Jones

As spring gets into full swing, Brian Jones takes a look at the night sky in March and explains how to spot Hydra, the celestial water snake…

andromeda thumbnail

Brian Jones hones in on a celestial showpiece

09 December 2015 by Brian Jones

Celebrating the winter months with a celestial showpiece, Brian Jones explains how to see Andromeda and her galaxy…

Sagitta constellation by Keith Moseley

Stargazing: Cepheus, the father of Princess Andromeda

14 September 2015 by Brian Jones

Autumn highlights for astronomers include a total lunar eclipse on 28 September and the chance to spot the constellation of Cepheus.

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At around the age of five I was allowed to look through my father’s binoculars for the first time and I happened to point them at the stars. This started me off on my journey of discovery of the night sky.

Brian Jones