FORA.tv Speaker - Ian Morison

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Biography

Gresham Professor of Astronomy Ian Morison made his first telescope at the age of 12 with lenses given to him by his optician. Having studied Physics, Maths and Astronomy at Oxford, he became a radio astronomer at the Jodrell Bank Observatory and teaches Astronomy and Cosmology at the University of Manchester.

Over 25 years he has also taught Observational Astronomy to many hundreds of adult students in the North West of England. An active amateur optical astronomer, he is a council member and past president of the Society for Popular Astronomy in the United Kingdom.

At Jodrell Bank he was a designer of the 217 KM MERLIN array and has coordinated the Project Phoenix SETI Observations using the Lovell Radio Telescope. He contributes astronomy articles and reviews for New Scientist and Astronomy Now, and produces a monthly sky guide on the Observatory's website.

15 Programs

Ian Morison: An Update on the Universe

12.01.14 | 00:54:49 min | 0 comments

Ian Morison: Are We Alone?

09.24.14 | 00:56:18 min | 0 comments

Ian Morison: Hubble's Heritage

02.23.11 | 01:08:12 min | 0 comments

Ian Morison: The Violent Universe

01.19.11 | 01:03:15 min | 0 comments

Ian Morison: Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe

12.15.10 | 01:04:00 min | 2 comments

Ian Morison: Why Not to Fear Black Holes

10.27.10 | 01:01:16 min | 4 comments

Ian Morison: Wonders of the Southern Skies

01.21.10 | 01:03:32 min | 0 comments

Ian Morison: 400 Years of the Telescope

11.26.09 | 01:04:35 min | 2 comments

Ian Morison: It’s About Time

03.19.09 | 01:00:41 min | 10 comments

Ian Morison: The Search for Other Worlds

01.22.09 | 00:58:25 min | 4 comments

Ian Morison: God and the Universe

12.01.08 | 00:53:32 min | 27 comments

Ian Morison: The Invisible Universe

11.27.08 | 00:58:03 min | 12 comments

The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life

04.03.08 | 00:57:31 min | 4 comments

Prof. Ian Morison on Proving Einstein Right

02.21.08 | 00:56:58 min | 0 comments

Prof. Ian Morison on Beauty in the Heavens

02.07.08 | 00:50:10 min | 0 comments