Science Communication and Education Outreach
"The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space." Carl Sagan, Contact
Astronomy has always been an area of interest for me. Whilst studying Physics with Astrophysics at the University of York, I was involved with physics outreach within the department. It was a great opportunity to share something I'm truly interested in and passionate about with others. I now get to do this as a fulltime job! As well as my work up at the observatory, I'm also currently heavily involved in our school outreach programme. So if I'm not using a telescope at the observatory, I might be instead taking our inflatable planetarium around schools in the North East!
- Favourite area of astronomy: Exoplanets.
- Favourite hobby: Astrophotography.
- Favourite deep sky object: The Whirlpool Galaxy.
- Favourite space film: Contact.