Hi! My name is Mike Frost. I live in Warwickshire, England. For my day job, I am a systems engineer working in the steel industry .

In my spare time, I am an astronomer. I chase eclipses and I visit astronomical sites worldwide. The picture below is of me standing in the Tswaing Meteor Crater, which is 40km north of Pretoria, South Africa.


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I am a member of Coventry and Warwickshire Astronomy Society ,  The Society for the History of Astronomy ,

The British Astronomical Association   and  The Royal Astronomical Society.

I also write articles and give talks to societies around the UK (and beyond!).

These are the talks which I give:-


1 The Green Flash
2 The Arms of Buddha
3 Rainbows
4 Camera Obscuras
5 How to Lose Weight
6 Isaac Newton and the Surrey Pumas
7 Norman Lockyer
8 Jeremiah Horrocks - A Very Curious Astronomer
9 Jeremiah Horrocks, Samuel Foster, Nathaniel Nye - A Detective Story
10 Jeremiah Horrocks and New England
11 A Warwickshire Eclipse
12 Beneath the Shadow of the Moon
13 The Accidental Death of an Anarchist
14 The Rector of South Kilworth
15 Two Northamptonshire Astronomers
16 Drawing The Line
17 The Yerkes Observatory
18 Pioneering Women of The BAA
19 Reved George Fisher: Arctic Astronomer
20 Dark Matter
21 Robotic Explorers in Space
22 Eclipse and Revelation
23 An Arctic Eclipse
24 Gerhana Mata Hari
25 The Great American Eclipse
26 Land of the Mid-Day Dusk
27 The Great Argentinian Eclipse
28 Against the Odds: a Patagonian Eclipse



Interested? Email me! Use the email facility at the page end.

Check out My Publications

Here are some links to my favourite places on the web:-

Coventry & Warwickshre Astronomical Society


Society for the History of Astronomy | Shedding light on the History of Astronomy

British Astronomical Association - Home

The Royal Astronomical Society

CfDS - The Commission for Dark Skies. An Anti Light Pollution Organisation.

The Astronomy Centre, Todmorden

Astronomy Now On-Line

A Green Flash Page

The Tswaing/Soutpan Meteor Crater

Being in the Shadow (check out the eclipse chaser videos!)

In April 2009, I entered the NESTA Famelab science communication competition

(Brief) Appearance in Famelab (50s into video)


In April 2010, I became director of the Historical Section of the British Astronomical Association

British Astronomical Association - Historical Section

Click here to view an interview I gave to the BAA about my role as Section Director

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Last updated:  25 Apr 2024