Lakin McCarthy

Lakin McCarthy


Mark Thompson

Astronomer, TV Presenter, Writer


Mark Thompson

Mark is a presenter on the BBC’s Stargazing Live which has inspired millions of viewers to get out and enjoy the night sky. He is a frequent broadcaster, appearing on The One Show, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, and regularly on Radio 5 Live.

When not working in TV or on radio shows, he is most likely to be writing about the night sky in his regular columns for Discovery News and Sen, or studying it. His books include A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos and Stargazing.

His research interests centre on deep space, the study of stars exploding at the end of their lives and of distant galaxies believed to host super-massive black holes in their cores.

His aim is to share knowledge with the public and he has lectured on a vast array of astronomical subjects from the Moon to Black Holes and the end of the Universe. He is also a qualified pilot and lives in Norfolk.


Upcoming Shows

Oct 2017

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Sun 22/10/2017 Mark Thompson Spectacular Science Colston Hall 2, Bristol Visit
Wed 25/10/2017 Mark Thompson Spectacular Science Norwich Science Festival , Norwich, Visit
Thu 26/10/2017 Mark Thompson Spectacular Science Manchester Science Festival, Manchester Visit
Fri 27/10/2017 Mark Thompson Spectacular Science Subscription Rooms, Stroud Visit
Sat 28/10/2017 Mark Thompson Spectacular Science The Flavel, Dartmouth Visit

Feb 2018

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Sat 17/02/2018 Mark Thompson Spectacular Science New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Visit

Apr 2018

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Fri 06/04/2018 Mark Thompson Spectacular Science Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton Visit

Jun 2018

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Sat 30/06/2018 Mark Thompson Spectacular Science Phoenix Theatre, Bordon Hants Visit