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Welcome to Beyond the Sky

A home for all my created content about space and more

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About Tim

An Astronomy teacher, author, podcaster

I've been a high school teacher for over 25 years and for most of that time, I've been the only astronomy teacher in the Langley School District.  Space is my passion, my hobby and my pasttime.

And for years, I've had parents of students and other adult friends say that they would love to come to a mini course on astronomy.  Well finally I am going ahead with their suggestions and have developed Beyond the Sky.

This is an interactive presentation where I will lead a discussion but always be open to questions about those things that you wonder about the most when you look at the stars.

I'd love the chance to share with you what I have learned and come to appreciate so much about the universe.  Please come and learn what is Beyond the Sky.


Science 360 Podcast

Being an astronomy teacher, you can expect to hear a lot about space on this podcast.  But the title, Science 360, implies that any topic is fair game.  From the climate to the environment, from chemistry to energy.  There will be a lot to keep coming back to hear!


Teachers of Walnut Grove Podcast

Get to know your teachers better

You may have learned from them, but do you really know their story?  These are a collection of conversations I've had with some of your teachers telling their story of how they have done life, learning, career...all while navigating some very real personal successes and obstacles.  Listen in to the people behind the teacher.

(use the contact form at the bottom of the page to request an episode with your favourite teacher)



What They’re Saying

Highlights of the week: Tasty avocado crisp breads for lunch and the Beyond the Sky inspirational lecture from Tim Stephenson


Thank you Tim. The 90 minutes spent with you talking about the crucial role of curiosity and asking questions...was the highlight of my day and one of the most inspiring educational workshops I have ever taken part in

Peter B.

Your science is good but when you switch to story telling, there is nobody better. You just have me when you go into that mode

Henry W.


Upcoming Events

  • Beyond the Sky - The Solar System
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
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    The Planets - historically what did we think they were? How did they form? How do they move in their celestial waltz? These things and more will be discussed


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