Outreachfull details of all my outreach work.
From summer 2010 until January 2012 I was responsible for The Jodcast, a bi-monthly podcast produced by astronomers at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. I have been involved with The Jodcast since April 2009 and can be heard on most shows as a presenter and/or interviewer. Some highlights include interviewing Professor Brian Cox on the set of the BBC Stargazing Live programme, researching astronomy in 1990 for a April Fool edition and recording on the side of the road in Milan.
In June 2011 I helped to organise an evening event at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. This event was aimed at adults and themed around the lunar eclipse. In January 2011, I helped to organise an event at the Museum of Science and Industry to coincide with the BBC Stargazing Live TV programme. We set-up a scale model of the Solar System across the museum, put on talks and had draw-your-own-constellation activites for children. The event was a huge success, it was estimated that 700 people attended.
I have given public talks to a range of audiences. I particularly enjoy communicating my research through comedy and have spoken at a number of Bright Club events. A highlight was talking at Bright Club: Stars at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.