My name is Megan Argo, professional astrophysicist and 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).

From August 2013 to September 2016 I was a researcher at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, working on the UK’s national radio astronomy facility e-MERLIN. I have worked as a researcher 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 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 Society for Popular Astronomy and the International Meteor Organisation, and an editor for the IMO’s journal, WGN. Welcome to my little corner of the interweb, make yourself at home.

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