Welcome to today’s episode of Island Influencers, my guest this week is Howard Parkin, astronomer, teacher and director of the Manx Retirement Association.
Howard has been an astronomer most of his life, inspired by the “Space race” back in the 60s, he has been an avid astronomer and space enthusiast ever since. For many years Howard has been giving talks and lectures on the subject in the Isle of Man, the UK and abroad.
The Manx Retirement Association was formed in 1998; it is a volunteer charitable organisation that has grown steadily. Howard and the team aim to provide a comprehensive range of social and cultural activities for the benefit and enjoyment of retired residents (couples and singles) on the Isle of Man.
Howard shares many fascinating stories with Sharon, including how we literally took the Isle of Man into space.
Here’s this week’s conversation with Howard Parkin in episode 30 of Island Influencers.
Visit the Manx Retirement Association.
Visit the International Dark Sky Association.