About Astronomy Adventures

Space for Everyone event on Hastings Pier. Andy Lawes from Astronomy Adventures UK pictured with the model of Launcher One.

Astronomy Adventures

At Astronomy Adventures we do more than just bring our telescopes! Our Stargazing Experience Nights give you an opportunity to explore the Universe through a large telescope with an experienced astronomer as your guide. Whether from the convenience of your back garden or from one of our local top stargazing locations or at various locations around the World. We will take you out on an exciting and memorable journey amongst the stars. We also give talks on Cruises, Northern Lights trips and taylor made astronomical holidays.

Coming Next Year Astronomical Holidays in Crete!

Our Story

Our stargazing experience nights are run by astronomer Andy Lawes FRAS (with enhanced DBS) and has more than 40 years experience observing the night sky. If you’d like a private star party in your back garden, a stargazing tour for your birthday, Christmas or Wedding guests, or a whirlwind visit to some of the best sights in the night sky for a special event or school stargazing experience, Andy is your Astronomer for Hire!

Meet the Founder

Andy Lawes FRAS has been interested in Astronomy for over 40 years, his night sky knowledge is second to none. Andy was a personal friend of Sir Patrick Moore, who has inspired so many people to take up the wonderful hobby of Astronomy.

Andy too has inspired many people, he gives talks to cubs, scouts, guides, clubs, societies and associations. He sets up free viewing sessions and shows the public the wonders of the night sky from Bexhill Sea front and many top observing locations not only in the UK but around the World

Andy has belonged to many astronomical Societies and was honoured to be enrolled into the Royal Astronomical Society a Fellow since 2015. In 1999 Andy became the founder of East Sussex Astronomical Society and was Chairman for Eight years, he is now an honorary member, but is still very active within the society.

Andy is also a STEM ambassador, and has an enhanced DBS.

Astronomy Adventures was formed in 2015 to fill a space where children required education and hands on experience in Astronomy/Space science.

Andy’s Orrery lovingly restored and saved from a junk shop!

One of our latest Events on Hastings Pier