About Robin Scagell


Robin with a tiny glowing friend, 2001

Robin Scagell (born 1946 if you must know) is a writer and broadcaster on astronomy (and occasionally glow worms) who runs Galaxy Picture Library, which is devoted to photographs of astronomy and space.

Robinís background includes working at the Kodak Research Laboratory as a research assistant, Manchester University as an observer and photographer, and for the partwork publisher Marshall Cavendish as editor of magazines on a wide variety of topics from photography and history to World War 2 and car maintenance. Since 1992 he has been running Galaxy Picture Library and he pops up occasionally on Sky News and other stations, mostly talking about astronomy and space.

He is married to Sally who puts up with his astronomy and glow-worming activities with much patience.