Hayden Goodfellow

Science Communication

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.” - The Third Doctor

I joined the Observatory team as a volunteer in 2013, then became a full-time staff member in 2015. I’m always looking forward to the next big thing in Space Science: whether that’s upcoming groundbreaking missions to unexplored places in the Solar System, reusable rockets to reduce the cost of getting hardware into space or the science possibilities of the next generation of ground based observatories.

  • Favourite person in the space sector: Elon Musk.
  • Least favourite person in the space sector: Elon Musk.
  • Favourite space joke: NGC1300 walks into a pub and the landlord says “Get out, you’re barred!.
  • Favourite celestial object: NGC2169 (The “37 Cluster” in Orion).