Harrow Library Exhibition:

Harriot to Hubble
400 Years of Astronomy

To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, we mounted a major exhibition which was displayed in Harrow, Hillingdon and, in part, at Syon House at Telescope 400. The exhibition celebrated the 400th anniversary of the first recorded telescopic lunar observation, by Thomas Harriot on 26 July 1609. You can view much of the exhibition here.

Explorers of the Universe Exhibition:

WOLAS member Max Alexander's Explorer's of the Universe Exhibition

The collection brings out not only the very wide scope of ground-breaking astronomical research being pursued in the UK, a continuing legacy established by such historical figures as Sir Edmond Halley and Sir Isaac Newton, but also the valuable contributions being made by amateur enthusiasts.

Explorers of the Universe was commissioned for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and supported by the Royal Astronomical Society.

Following its inauguration at the Royal Albert Hall, it has toured a number of venues in the UK and Ireland.

You can also view a slideshow of the Explorers of the Universe portraits at