Today I gave a short public talk about my research at Jodrell Bank Observatory as part of the ‘Meet the Expert’ session. After the presentation, there were about 30 minutes of questions where people could ask me anything related to astronomy, astrophysics or physics in general (this is a somewhat scary affair!). Much to my (initial) unease, the room was full with more than 200 people (some standing), most of them families with young, school-age children.

Everything went exceptionally well, and it turned out to be a lot of fun! The MeerKAT, Parkes and Molonglo telescopes all made an appearance in my presentation.