Pete Lawrence has been a presenter on the long running BBC Sky at Night
television programme since 2005. He has been an astronomical consultant
for the popular BBC Stargazing Live television series since it began, and
appeared on the programme in 2014 as an aurora expert. Pete also writes
many of the guides used by the BBC to support the programme. He compiles
and writes the monthly Star Guide for the Sky at Night Magazine as well as
carrying out equipment reviews on their behalf and acting as their resident
imaging expert. He has held this position since the magazine stated in 2005.
Pete is highly regarded in the world of astrophotography specialising in
capturing time specific events. Many of his images have been published in
books, magazines and online across the world. As well as having several
decades experience as an astronomical observer, he also holds an honours
degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Leicester. As part
of his astronomical duties, Pete also acts as an expert guide on specialist
trips including those in search of the elusive Northern Lights and solar eclipses.
He was awarded the Davies Medal by the Royal Photographic Society in 2014, for his
significant contribution in the field of imaging science.