SciComm, Space, Spectacular Scientists

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

Space, Spaceflight, UK Space Industry

So you want to be an astronaut: Europe Edition!

ESA opens Astronaut Applications Earlier this month, ESA (the European Space Agency… thankfully the UK remains a part of ESA despite Brexit!) announced they would be opening astronaut applications for the first time since 2008! Although I can’t apply, this is still incredibly exciting- so I immediately signed up to attend the press conference… and… Continue reading So you want to be an astronaut: Europe Edition!

SciComm, Space, UK Space Industry

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!

SciComm, Spaceflight

5 things that made the SpaceX launch so cool!

All rocket launches are awesome feats of engineering and science, but what made Demo-2 special? I’ve never watched a rocket launch in real life (I was meant to see the Parker Solar Probe launch in 2018, but it got pushed past the length of my visit to the space coast 😭) but every time I… Continue reading 5 things that made the SpaceX launch so cool!

Space, Spaceflight

Why was the 1st Demo-2 launch scrubbed?

Wednesday (May 27th) was meant to mark a momentous occasion in the history of spaceflight, a stepping stone to a more sustainable, accessible future: the first crewed launch of a commercial vehicle, and the first orbital launch from the US in 9 years! 1st image- the first commercial partnership astronauts: Doug Hurley (Right) and Bob… Continue reading Why was the 1st Demo-2 launch scrubbed?

Biology, SciComm, Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular Scientists: Soph Arthur!

As part of my series featuring female scientists both past and future, I have been lucky enough to be able to interview Soph Arthur, a science communicator and now the proud owner of a PhD! You may know her as @soph.talks.science on her blog and Instagram! Soph has been an amazing mentor in encouraging me… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Soph Arthur!

About, SciComm

Why Science needs Women

February 11th was the International Day for Women and Girls in Stem (wow that’s a mouthful to say!). But why is this day so important? Why isn’t it just STEM day? It’s because last year, only 8,000 girls took A-Level physics, but over THREE TIMES as many boys did. (sciencefocus.com) It’s because Women make up… Continue reading Why Science needs Women