Expert Contribution

Here you will find links to work I have done with the BBC, NASA TV, and on various other public sites communicating science to the public.

Time To Eat The Dogs Podcast: Chasing Exoplanets

I talked to Michael Robinson, a scientific historian, on his podcast Time to Eat the Dogs, all about our fascination with exoplanets. We also chatted about Exocast and the recent events on twitter with the #ExoCup and how important it is to engage with your audience.

Could planets from Star Wars really exist? – YouTuber: Simon Clark

Friend and former co-host of The Science Hour Simon Clark explores the worlds in the Star Wars universe and looks at what really could exist. I help out with some planetary science and exoplanet fun facts thrown in.

BBC Sky at Night Podcast Radio Astronomy – Christmas Special: Tales from 2017

I talk with Iain Todd about the discovery and follow-up of the TRAPPIST-1 system which was discovered to have seven Earth-sized worlds in orbit.
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BBC Horizon: The Wildest Weather in the Universe

I took a trip out to Hawaii Volcano National Park with the BBC Horizon crew to talk about some of the strange exoplanet clouds we are observing. From lava rain, to clouds of rubies; Exoplanets are some of the most exotic places in the universe.
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BBC Sky at Night: The Hunt for ET

Are we alone in the universe? Right now we are in a period of unprecedented change that is taking us closer than ever to answering this fundamental question. I talked to Prof. Chris Lintott about our investigations of exoplanet atmospheres and how we could one day be searching for evidence of life.
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NASA@Work: Video Challenge Winner

Challenge: Explain your Air and Space job in under a minute using just the top 1,000 most common words in the English language.
See the XKCD Up Goer 5 challenge writer and give it a go http://xkcd.com/simplewriter/

NASA TV What’s New in Aerospace: Focusing in on Other Worlds

This episode of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s What’s New in Aerospace? series, focuses on the abundance of confirmed and potential worlds that have been found outside of our solar system – commonly known as exoplanets. The program features experts discussing what we have learned so far in our exploration of exoplanets and how we will peer into the atmospheres of these faraway worlds to look for biomarkers, or signs of alien life. The What’s New in Aerospace? series is presented in collaboration with NASA.

IOP 3 Minute Wonder Nation Winner 2014

I was the first national winner of the IOP 3 Minute Wonder Competition held at the Royal Institute in London on May 16th 2014. The following is a video recording of my winning talk performed at the University of Exeter and filmed by XTV Online.

H&M vlog: A year in the life of a PhD

All 36 episodes of Hannah & Moncho’s Astro Video log can be found below. We discuss everything from the Big Bang to the star of Bethlehem, and also take a look at what it is like to be a PhD student in the Astrophysics group at the University of Exeter, and talk to other academics about their careers.

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