Dr Sadie Jones enjoys performing sets about the crazy human life events that befall her. She loves to explore the human side of being a Welsh Astrophysicist and Outreach Leader who works at the University of Southampton.
- 18th January 2018, Professor Malice’s Science Apocalypse panel show in The Harrison, London.
- Dec 2017, ‘Bright Club does Cafe Scientifique’, Salisbury.
- Nov 2017, Science Showoff, ‘Physics and Fun’ at Star of Kings, London. This gig was filmed by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for a film on ‘Physics and Comedy’ and I was also interviewed by them afterwards for more film footage.
- August 2017, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I performed a 10 minute set as part of the ‘Agony Auncles of Science’ panel show and was on the panel at 3 of the gigs. This show was rated number 1 by WIRED magazine in their article on the ‘7 reasons why 2017’s Edinburgh Festival is the best yet for science and technology’ article.
- July 2017, Science Showoff, Star of Kings, London.
- May 2017, Bright Club, Southampton.
You can see the YouTube of my first ever gig here.
You can read my blog post ‘Why do I want to be a Science Performer all of a sudden’ here.
“The main part of my role as Outreach Leader is organising the Soton Astrodome mobile planetarium visits to local schools and colleges. I design these visits to excite the students about physics, astronomy and science, and to showcase the world-leading astrophysics research carried out at Southampton.
“There is a great sense of community in Physics and Astronomy and I work with an ever-increasing outreach team made up of undergraduates, postgraduates and academics. They work with me on large events such as BBC Stargazing Live.
“I get really excited when I see physicists of various ages and at different stages of their careers all working together to inspire the next generation of physicists and astronomers.
“I also organise astronomy events on campus for schools and the general public; meet up with teachers in our Southampton Schools’ Physics Partnership, and regularly attend conferences with other science officers across the UK. I also work with academics to develop new activities such as the SETi Cipher Challenge – an online physics challenge for 14-18-year-olds.”