World of Astronomy is the website of Dr David MANNION FRAS.


He is a semi-retired Head of Science/ Physics Teacher who is now working to promote Astronomy in Schools/Colleges and Astronomical Societies.


He is also a guest speaker on Cruises and has traveled on P&O Oriana, Voyagers of Discovery, Fred Olsen’s Balmoral, Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Star and the famous CUNARD’S

Queen Mary 2.

(Interviewed by David HEARN.)


He gave a Talk on THE SEARCH FOR DARK MATTER AND DARK ENERGY as part of the Canterbury Festival on Friday 1st November 2013 at the Simon Langtons Boys Grammar School.

see       Dark Matter

Last major Talk was given for the The Society of Popular Astronomy on

Saturday 25th April 2015 at 2.00 pm onwards. It was on “The Future of Space Travel”.

Where?   SOAS Khalili Lecture Theatre   see  The Future of SPACE TRAVEL