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Chemistry PhD, Edinburgh University 1972. From 1969 an interest in astronomy developed and I joined the British Astronomical Association. This led to becoming a member of a small team of observers tasked with finding a good telescope site in the northern hemisphere. An isolated site high on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands was found and following a full year of testing it was chosen for the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.

From 1975 to 1980 I taught at a school in the Highlands of Scotland with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. From 1980 to 1984 I circumnavigated the world via the West Indies, Panama Canal, Australasia and South Africa in my own 40 foot yacht. I was single handed (i.e. alone) to New Zealand; thereafter with my future wife. At this time all navigation was by sextant. I then returned to teaching.

In 2006 I became interested in the archaeoastronomy work of Alexander Thom. Many new sites were assessed and several papers on solar and lunar alignments have been published through the SEAC. (

‘A New Dimension to Ancient Measures’ by Dr Thomas Gough and Peter Harris available via  Amazon (UK only) U.K., Europe and North America through the Megalithic Portal Go to - Books - Earth Mysteries £15 + p&p

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