Public Engagement Activities

I give astronomy talks and lectures on almost any area of astronomy (including exobiology, planetary science, stars, galaxies, and cosmology) to a wide range of ages. I regularly visit schools and colleges at all educational stages, from pre-school to sixth-form, to talk about astronomy with students. I have delivered presentations to a total audience (in-person and online) of over 70,000 people.

I regularly talk about all things astronomical on the radio: my recent appearances include the BBC 5 Live Science Podcast, and NPR Dallas. For media enquires, please get in touch.

I can visit your school to talk to students about space! If you would like to arrange a school visit, there is a booking link at the main IoA outreach page.

I am a course tutor at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education, where I teach various undergraduate-level astronomy courses.

I also am the honorary president of LYRA – Lowestoft & Yarmouth Regional Astronomers, and LDAS – the Letchworth & District Astronomical Society.