Astronomers at Dark Sky Observatory

Dark Sky Observatory Team

Astronomer Profile - Roy Alexander

About Me

I'm a degree qualified planetary physicist and teacher who is passionate about teaching astronomy, physics and science. For me astronomy is about showing someone something new and awesome in a telescope and seeing their reaction.


  • A qualified science teacher with experience in secondary schools and colleges since 1995.
  • An amateur astronomer since 2010 - particularly love meteor showers and satellite spotting.
  • Was a volunteer and lead astronomer at Kielder Observatory in 2013
  • Member of Sunderland Astronomical Society.
  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society 2014,
  • PGCE 1995, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne,
  • BSc (Hons) Geophysics & Planetary Physics, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne,
  • Current DBS to work with children and adults.

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