Outreach Leader Dr Sadie Jones loves exciting potential students about physics, astronomy and sciences and showcasing the world-leading astrophysics research carried out at Southampton.
“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.”