Space, Spectacular Scientists

World Space Week 2021: 21 women in space you should know

This week is World Space Week, and a perfect reason to get back into the habit of writing for the blog! (I know it's been a while, life’s been busy!) This week I have 3 articles to share with you, and I’ll be sharing on Instagram too! This year’s theme is women in space, so… Continue reading World Space Week 2021: 21 women in space you should know

Space, Spaceflight

The Artemis Generation

50 years ago, the world was awestruck as the space race fuelled innovation at a speed not yet seen before, resulting in the first human setting foot on the moon just a decade after the first satellite was launched! But as the cold war and  threat of nuclear attack fizzled out with the fading US-Russia… Continue reading The Artemis Generation

Astrobiology, Space, Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular Scientists: Jasmine S

Look at this! Another Spectacular Scientists feature! I really love these posts, as hearing about everyone’s journey is so interesting and motivating! I hope it inspires you/ you find it helpful as much as I do! Jasmine is also a science communicator, and is studying my favourite topics- planetary science (particularly atmospheres) and astrobiology! She… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Jasmine S

Particle Physics, Physics, Space, Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular Scientists: Merritt Moore

Today is the International Day for Women and Girls in Science- AKA Women In Science Day! To celebrate this, I was lucky enough to interview Dr Merritt Moore, who is a professional ballerina, as well as being an inspirational physicist! She has researched at world renowned universities Oxford and Harvard, danced with the Norwegian, Zurich,… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Merritt Moore

Space, Spectacular Scientists

Women In Space: Present

If you’ve read my last post, you’ll know why space is so awesome, and the role that women have played in the growth of the industry. In this post, we are staying in the present, and hearing what some inspiring women have to say about the industry! This time, the wonders of Instagram, allowed me… Continue reading Women In Space: Present

SciComm, Space, Spectacular Scientists

Women in Space: Past

Space is probably my favourite area of science (as you have probably guessed due to the nature of most of my posts), as it involves so many aspects of science: Biology- to assist human space flight and look for life across the universe, Chemistry- to figure out the composition of planets and discover new kinds… Continue reading Women in Space: Past

SciComm, Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular Scientists- Hollie Wright

Welcome to the next installment of Spectacular Scientists! This time, I have interviewed Hollie Wright, a photonics researcher working towards an EngD, as well as being part of the WISE initiative and sharing her life in the lab on her Instagram and blog- how cool is that! What does being a photonics researcher mean?Photonics is… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists- Hollie Wright

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!

Biology, Physics, SciComm, Spectacular Scientists

Who was Rosalind Franklin?

A chemist, a physicist, a biologist: Rosalind Franklin was a truly inspiring woman, who- as you may notice is a recurring theme in the lives of historical female figures- went against the odds to strive for a career in science, despite the sexist beliefs of not just society, but also her father’s and lab partners’.… Continue reading Who was Rosalind Franklin?

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