Will appears regularly on television and radio to talk about astronomy and space. He has appeared on BBC and ITV news, Channel Five’s The Gadget Show, the BBC’s The One Show as well as the BBC’s flagship astronomy programme The Sky At Night. Will is also an experienced presenter and has presented many videos for the BBC’s Sky at Night Magazine.
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Previous television appearances
The Sky at Night
Will has appeared as a guest several times on the BBC’s long-running astronomy programme The Sky at Night, talking about all sorts of astronomical subjects — from observing distant galaxies and star clusters to chasing a total solar eclipse. Episodes Will has appeared in include: Turkish Delight, Glorious Galaxies and Autumn Sky.
The Gadget Show
Will has also acted as an on-screen astronomy expert for Channel 5′s The Gadget Show. As part of a special telescope test Will helped presenter Jon Bentley assess three amateur telescopes. You can watch the whole film, and find out which scope came out on top, on The Gadget Show website.
The One Show
Will first appeared on The One Show, the BBC’s live prime time magazine programme, in 2012. His role, in a special film about astrophotography, was to show presenter Jamie Crawford how to capture basic shots of the night sky with just a DSLR camera and a photographic tripod.
In February 2013 Will made his second appearance on The One Show, this time in a series of short, live segments filmed from inside the Brecon Beacons National Park. During the programme Will helped twenty local photographers take their first pictures of the night sky and also judged the best picture, which was then published in Sky at Night Magazine.
Programme screenshots above copyright BBC & Channel 5
Will has presented many short videos for Sky at Night Magazine. From chasing the Northern Lights in Finland to meeting a crucial part of a revolutionary new space telescope, these videos have covered a wide variety of astronomical subjects — a small selection of them is presented below.
In this special Sky at Night Magazine video Will gets to go inside the clean room at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to meet one of the instruments that will fly on the James Webb Space Telescope.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011
Will reports from the results night of the 2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Years awards. The video features an interview with the overall winner of the competition, Damian Peach.
In this video Will looks at what’s visible in the night sky during the northern hemisphere’s summer months. From galaxies to star clusters, nebulae to noctilucent clouds, there’s lots to look out for.
Chasing the aurora
The Northern Lights are one of nature’s most spectacular sights. In this video Will travels deep into the Article Circle to the village of Karesuvanto, in Finland, in the hope of spotting the elusive aurora borealis.