Some misconceptions about science communication

Over the summer, I’ve been working on the fabulous Sound of Astronomy, writing for and editing Popular Astronomy, applying for everything and its mother in my frantic quest to get myself on my feet after graduation…and of course, taking in all of the science news I can! Whether I’m reading, catching up on podcasts or […]

Oh, expletives!

Tonight, the Perseids are peaking. As corny as it is to say this, they’re quite possibly my favourite meteor shower of the year. I associate them with having the free time to actually go outside and stay awake into the small hours, and also with being able to go outside without freezing my skin off […]

Sound of Astronomy: Episode 2

It’s out. You can listen to it. And there is even better to come! Episode 1 had just released and there was already more work to do. We had some material left over and the beginnings of a script, but here I was with final exams looming, no immediate interviews coming up and a deadline… […]

Why #LGBTSTEMDay matters

Today is the first International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Usually, as a certified grumpy bisexual, I can be quite cynical that these things won’t be enough – that someone will reluctantly promote the day, consider it sufficient appeasement and then go right back to complaining about how gay people […]

Sound of Astronomy: Episode 1

Image credit: Georgine Burnett Back in January, I posted about some “exciting things” coming up in a few months. It’s now been more than a few months – we are almost halfway through 2018 – and one of the “exciting things” is nearly due. I’ve been commissioning and editing the news section for Popular Astronomy, […]

Crickets

Short post here; I don’t have the energy right now for a longer one. I’ve been looking at my output and, well, I’ve only written one actual article this month. It’s a shame, especially with so much wonderful space news having come out of the 231st American Astronomical Society Meeting, but I’ve got exams to […]