Paul Sutherland has been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years including more than 25 years on leading popular Fleet Street titles including the Daily Mirror, Today and The Sun, which dubbed him "The Sun Spaceman". He has had a keen interest in astronomy and spaceflight for even longer. Paul contributes regularly to the BBC Sky at Night magazine and has authored books on astronomy and advised on others.
Paul has long been a supporter the UK’s leading society for beginners to stargazing, the Society for Popular Astronomy, including long spells editing its journal Popular Astronomy. He is also a member of the British Astronomical Association, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and belongs to the Association of British Science Writers.