Getting work experience is difficult even in normal years, and the pandemic made it even more challenging. But don't let this deter you! Work Experience is really valuable, and can help you figure out what you like (and don't like) so you can narrow down the fields you want to pursue further. When searching for… Continue reading How to find and make the most of work experience!
Spectacular Scientists: Lauren Killam
Welcome back to another instalment of Spectacular Scientists... but this time although she has a STEM background, she isn't a typical scientist- Lauren is studying to be a space lawyer! Just goes to show you don't have to be an engineer to work in the space industry! The pandemic may have postponed her studies, but… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Lauren Killam
Spectacular Scientists: Laci Brock
This time on Spectacular Scientists, I got to interview Laci (you may know her as @stellerarts on Instagram)! She is an astrophysicist and planetary scientist (how cool!!) studying the atmosphere of brown dwarfs in binary systems. Jade: Congratulations on submitting your paper! What was it about? Laci: My research is on the atmospheres of substellar… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Laci Brock
What is Inspiration 4?
Although it was announced at the beginning of February, the mission shot to public attention after an out of this world commercial at the superbowl. So, what is it? Inspiration 4 will be the first fully commercial, all civilian, orbital crewed space mission! Let’s break down what this actually means: Fully Commercial: means that unlike… Continue reading What is Inspiration 4?
So you want to work in the space industry- UK edition!
When you think of space, the organisation that immediately springs to mind is NASA, and then probably SpaceX. But for those of us who don’t live in the US, the fact that a lot of the big companies and funding for space research are found there is more than a little disheartening, especially when you… Continue reading So you want to work in the space industry- UK edition!
Johannes Kepler was one of the last pre-telescope astronomers, plotting the movements of the stars and planets across the heavens, taking advantage of the clear, dark skies of the late 1500s/early 1600s before cities became clouded with light and smog in the industrial revolution. Under the mentorship of (and money from) Tycho Brahe, Kepler analysed… Continue reading Kepler’s Laws
While most people are celebrating new year, I get to celebrate another milestone- the second birthday of Never Trust An Atom! And what a two years it’s been- I love this community of science and astronomy enthusiasts, I’ve gotten to interview (or just chat with in a comments section) so many awesome people 🤩. Here’s… Continue reading Thanks 2020!
My top 20 fave youtube channels to watch!
In case you weren't aware, I've recently started a YouTube channel! I'm going to focus on science and life as a student, but also some about sports! Basically a bit of everything that I find interesting, and hopefully you will to! You can find that here: Once you've subscribed to me (aha) make sure to… Continue reading My top 20 fave youtube channels to watch!
Spectacular Scientists: Joalda Morancy
Welcome back to my spectacular scientists series! It’s been a while, but we are kicking it off again with Joalda- also known as @solarrsystem on Twitter- she creates the most amazing threads about all kinds of space-y things. Some are mainly educational, covering fascinating topics like wormholes, space agriculture, and asteroid mining, but also less… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Joalda Morancy
Representation Matters: 10 Black Astronauts you should know
Space has a diversity problem. Over 90% of NASA's astronauts are white. Only 4% are black- that's less than 20 people! Other major space agencies, like CSA, ESA and Roscosmos, are similarly lacking in representation. Thankfully, it is improving, with 25% of NASA's active astronauts being people of colour. Its a move in the right… Continue reading Representation Matters: 10 Black Astronauts you should know