Hello and welcome to my website! I’m Mary McIntyre, an Oxfordshire based amateur astronomer and astrophotographer who has had a life-long interest in Astronomy.  

I moved to rural Oxfordshire in 2011 where my husband Mark and I have a garden observatory. Most of the pictures on my site were taken in our garden, with a few exceptions which were taken from Astrofarm in France or whilst on holiday.

I am passionate about astronomy outreach and I’ve been giving talks on Astronomy and Astrophotography since 2015 to a mixture of camera clubs, astronomy societies, local schools and Scouts groups, as well as running astronomy sketching workshops. I love sharing my knowledge and experience, so if you are interested in booking me to speak please check out my talks list page by clicking here and then use the Booking Form to contact me.

You can buy prints of my astronomy photographs and astronomy sketches in my online shop, along with my hand-made jewellery. To visit my shop click here.

Also check out some of my popular astronomy articles from my blogger page by clicking on the links below.


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Some of my Popular Astronomy Articles
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Lunar X & V + Other Popular Clair Obscur Effects – Times for 2023
Features of the Sun and How to Observe and Image them
Lunar Features
Understanding Moon Phases
How Super is a “Supermoon?”
Astronomical Distances
Understanding Planetary Observation Terminology
Sundogs: The Fact and the Fiction
Noctilucent Clouds

To see more of my articles about astronomy, covering a wide range of topics, visit my astronomy and science blog page here.