I’m an astronomy speaker and author who has talked to over half a million people about the universe, ranging from schools and the public to conferences and businesses. My seventeen books have sold more than 350,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 21 languages. I’ve written over 200 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal and European Space Agency.
In recognition of my efforts to popularise astronomy, the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart is named after me. In 2014 I was awarded runner-up in the European Astronomy Journalism Prize and I’m a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. I’ve talked about the wonders of the universe on Sky News, BBC News and Radio 5Live and been quoted in national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and The Observer.