My name is Megan Argo, professional astrophysicist and freelance science communicator. I am a lecturer in astronomy at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston (see my teaching page), studying galaxies in the nearby universe with radio telescopes (see my publications list), and give public lectures and schools workshops all over the country (see my events list).

I have worked as a scientist in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands, and been lucky enough to observe with some of the best radio telescopes around the world, in Europe, India, the USA and Australia. My passion for sharing the wonders of the universe with children of all ages has taken me from northern Scotland to outback Western Australia, via rural India, the mountains of Columbia, and cosmopolitan South Africa.

I’m a Fellow and member of the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society, on the organising committee for IAU Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public, a member of the Institute of Physics, president of Shropshire Astronomical Society, an honorary member of Macclesfield Astronomical Society, on the Council of the International Meteor Organisation, and an editor for the IMO’s journal, WGN.  I’m also a panel member of the ING TAG, and a member of the Office of Astronomy for Development’s Task Force 3.

New Norcia, planets over Perth, star trails at Parkes, the Lovell telescope