Allan Chapman

Allan Chapman is a historian of science at Oxford University, with a special interest in the history of astronomy. He has written 13 books and numerous academic articles, and made several television programmes. He has received honorary doctorates and awards from the Universities of Central Lancashire, Salford, and Lancaster, and in 2015 was presented with …

Megan Argo

Dr Megan Argo is an astrophysicist and science communicator, currently based at the University of Central Lancashire. When not teaching on the on-campus and distance learning astronomy degrees, she studies galaxies and black holes with radio telescopes the size of planet Earth. She has worked in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands, been lucky enough …

Geraint Jones

Prof. Geraint Jones is head of the Planetary Science Group at University College London’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Following a first degree and PhD in Astronomy at UCL, he has worked at Imperial College London, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany. Geraint is a member of …

Jan Wörner

Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Wörner is the ESA Director General. He studied civil engineering at the Technical University (TU) Berlin and TU Darmstadt, from where he graduated in 1985. Until 1990, Mr Wörner worked for consulting civil engineers König und Heunisch. He returned to TU Darmstadt in 1990 as professor of civil engineering and took over as …

Ziri Younsi

Dr Ziri Younsi is a Leverhulme Trust Fellow in Astrophysics at University College London (UCL). After graduating from the University of Cambridge and subsequently from UCL, Younsi worked in the BlackHoleCam project as a Humboldt Fellow at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. Since 2014, he has worked within the EHT, developing and performing supercomputer simulations …

Alan Fitzsimmons

Alan Fitzsimmons is a Professor of Astronomy at Queen's University Belfast. He studies the small bodies in our Solar system, including measuring the properties of hundreds of thousands of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, and the chemical compositions of comets. Highlights of his career have included explaining the effects on Jupiter caused by the impact …

Anna Nash

Anna Nash is an AIT (Assembly, Integration, and Testing) & Contamination Control Engineer at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, the home of UCL’s Department for Space & Climate Physics. Having graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Physics, she wanted to gain more hands-on experience in cleanroom laboratories and was intrigued by …

Andrew Collier Cameron

Andrew Collier Cameron is Professor of Astronomy at the University of St Andrews. Prior to moving to St Andrews in 1995, he was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Sussex. A New Zealander by birth, he obtained his PhD at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 1983. He is a leading …

Christopher Newman

Professor Christopher Newman, BA(Hons), PhD is Professor of Space Law and policy at Northumbria University in Newcastle. He has been active in the teaching and research of space law for over two decades and has published extensively on the legal and ethical underpinnings of space governance. He has published numerous articles on space law, in …