Tag Archives: space

BBC World Service: Cassini’s Last Adventure

Over the summer, I had the pleasure of travelling to Holland to document the incredible of Cassini-Huygens – a space mission which took us closer to Saturn that we’ve ever been and found that at least two of its moons could harbour life.

This is the promotional video I made and here is a link to the programme.

The Next Revolution in Astronomy: Gravitational Waves

This month, the LIGO team of astronomers announced they’d found gravitational waves, nearly 100 years after Albert Einstein had predicted them.  Everyone is getting very excited about the whole thing but I had a couple of questions of my own like if I dance around, do I create gravitational waves? And if so how big? And how much do they distort spacetime – could I momentarily get taller and skinnier (or shorter and fatter!)

I put these questions, as well as some more sensible ones, to the LIGO scientists to get to the bottom of how fundamental this detection is…

Pluto, at long last…

Pluto – our favourite planet / non-planet… The marmite of our solar system and with the New Horizon’s mission passing Pluto by, a special edition of the programme seemed like too good an opportunity to miss.

On my mission to the edge of our solar system, I ask leading astronomers how did Pluto get there in the first place? What has the New Horizons probe uncovered? And what’s beyond Pluto?

Broadcast: BBC 5 Live Science; BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, ABC Radio National, Radio Europe and as a Naked Scientists podcast.

ONE STAR IN WALLACE’S UNIVERSE

November 2013 marks the centenary of Alfred Russel Wallace. A 19th century genius, not only did Wallace develop the theory of natural selection alongside Darwin, he was also the first to scientifically explore whether it was possible for life to exist beyond Earth. 100 years on, this podcast discovers just how much closer we are to one of mankind’s ultimate goals, finding extraterrestrial life and whether the long forgotten genius of the 19th century was right all along.

This is what I made as apart of my MSc at Imperial College. It was subsequently published on the journal, Wild Culture