Website & Membership Manager
Dave is an IT and Telecommunications Consultant with a background in film production. His interests are portrait and astro-photography, visible light and radio astronomy (currently being editor of the Cotswold Astronomical Society magazine, Mercury) and is a licensed Radio Amateur, G4HJV. Prior to going freelance his 33 year career in the civil service covered a range of telecomms disciplines, in the UK and abroad, with specialisms in satcoms, radar and deep signal analysis techniques. He has a Bachelor's Degree with Honours in Computing, majoring in multimedia, obtained in 2000.
Patrick Mahon completed a BSc in Maths and Physics in 1990 and an MSc in Environmental Decision Making in 2006, and in between studied for a PhD in Theoretical Physics, specialising in modelling the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect. He has worked in the civil service and for a trade association and now works for a national charity focused on environmental sustainability, where he is responsible for Policy and Government Affairs. He is a Chartered Waste Manager and a Member of the British Interplanetary Society. In his spare time, he writes science fiction and book reviews, and runs his local writing group. His lifelong interest in astronomy and spaceflight was inspired by the Apollo missions, the Space Shuttle and Patrick Moore, whom he met at the tender age of twelve.”