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  • I can heartily recommend this book as an inspiration to all public outreach volunteers as, like Gary, they too reach for the stars

    BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  • The observing tips are honed by years of experience, and Fildes excels at capturing the atmosphere at public observatories and star parties

    Physics World
  • Kielder is a stargazer's paradise

    Robert Macfarlane
  • Move over Brian Cox

    Daily Telegraph
  • Gary’s story reminds us of the old saying that our destiny is not in the stars but in ourselves. He is proof that dreamers from the most unlikely backgrounds can turn their hopes into reality, if they get lucky and work hard... A moving and informative read

    Sunday Times

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