Peter Rea

Bio: Peter is a founder member of the Cleethorpes and District Astronomical Society which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. He started school in the same year that the first artificial satellite was launched (Sputnik 1 in October 1957) he has followed with great interest the exploration of space ever since.  In April 1972 aged 20 he was at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to see the launch of Apollo 16, the second to last Apollo moon landing mission. Now retired he spends a lot of time writing and giving lectures across the country to various astronomical societies. Since 2016 he has been a contributing author to the annual “Yearbook of Astronomy” first published by Patrick Moore in 1962. In December 2019 Peter was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society for his contributions to astronomy over the last 50 years.

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