Passing on wisdom: from those who have left physics

International Women’s Day is never easy for me. I love celebrating other women, but I see myself as too awkward and abrasive to do anything worth celebrating. This year was especially hard, because it was my first International Women’s Day since I left physics properly and became a science communicator. I’m still in touch with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]