Meet David


“With a lifelong interest in astronomy I delight in sharing my passion and encouraging people to observe and understand our universe. I have been fortunate in having the experience of working in some of the world’s largest observatories, and now focus on stimulating adults and children at the Guernsey Observatory, which I was responsible for creating.

I am also proud to have been involved in the design of the Guernsey Flag and the Guernsey Liberation Monument, and the honour of being elected both as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Jurat of the Royal Court of Guernsey.”

David’s career highlights:

The following information provides an overview as to some of David’s incredible achievements:

      • Space tracking in Scotland, Wales and USA
      • Executive Director, Smithsonian Institution Research Foundation, Washington DC.
      • Department Head, US National Observatory.
      • Design of the Guernsey Flag.
      • Creation of the Guernsey Observatory.
      • Fellow, Royal Astronomy Society.
      • Design of the Guernsey Liberation Monument.
      • President, La Société Guernesiaise.
      • Jurat of the Guernsey Royal Court.

Specialises in:

  • Astronomy
  • Environment
  • Heritage
  • Guernsey History
  • Tour guiding

Languages spoken:

  • English

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