Martin Griffiths is an astronomer and science presenter with Dark Sky Wales, a former senior lecturer in Astronomy at the University of South Wales, and a founder member of NASA’s Astrobiology Science Communication team. He assisted the Brecon Beacon national parks successful campaign to gain International dark sky status and in 2014 became Director of the Brecon Beacon Observatory, a public educational resource at the National Park Visitor Centre. He is the local representative for the BAA campaign for Dark Skies.
Griffiths is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; a member of the British Astronomical Association; the Webb Deep-Sky Society; the Society for Popular Astronomy; The Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the Astronomical league. Astrobiology Society of Britain; The European Science Communication Network; The European Society for the History of Science; The Planetary Society and the British Science Association.
Dark Land, Dark Skies is Griffiths’ first book, and has recently been published by Seren (June 2017).