I am delighted to say that I will be the 2013 lecturer for the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges lecture tour.
Between February and December I will be touring the country talking to 14-16 year olds about the physics of spaceflight. My destinations range from Exeter in the South West of England to Elgin in the North of Scotland.
I will take the audience through the physics of launch and how we get objects into orbit. They’ll also discover a bit about what it’s like to live off-world, before we go and do some solar system exploration. It is an interactive session, with demonstrations and participation from the audience.
The main aim is to encourage more to take physics at A-level and consider a career in the space industry in the UK, a sector which is thriving.
At various lectures I will be joined by scientists and engineers who work in the space industry so that they can share their experiences. A full list of dates and guests will be maintained on this site, so check back for updates or you can subscribe to my twitter page.
My background is in astrophysics and I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy. I am really looking forward to touring the country and meeting our future space explorers and innovators.