Media appearances 2021
28th December 2021 – Pre-record with Martin Geissler for BBC Scotland, talking about the two near misses earlier this year of the Chinese Space Station with SpaceX satellites.
24th December 2021 – Live on BBC News Channel & World Service talking to Christian Fraser about the imminent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, 6.20pm.
23rd December 2021 – Another Daily Express article about the James Webb Space Telescope, focussing on the deployment (here’s the article).
13th December 2021 – Comments in a Daily Express article about the JWST and the exciting science it will be doing (here’s the article).
23rd November 2021 – Live on BBC News talking about the launch of DART to test asteroid deflection, 3.50pm.
8th November 2021 – Live on BBC News talking about the upcoming launch of the JWST, 8.50pm.
21st October 2021 – On air with Nish on BBC Radio Lancashire talking about the Orionid meteor shower, and why it isn’t likely to be spectacular, 2.25pm (here’s the episode).
7th July 2021 – On-air with Nish on BBC Radio Lancashire answering questions from listeners (45 minutes between ~2.15 and 3pm, here’s the episode).
17th June 2021 – On TV on BBC World News talking about the launch of the first manned mission to China’s new space station, 12.45pm (here’s a clip on the BBC website). Also did a pre-record for BBC World Service radio for broadcast on World Business Report at 2230GMT, and Business Matters after 1am (here’s the episode).
9th June 2021 – On air with Vic Minett on BBC CWR (Coventry & Warwickshire Radio) talking about the partial solar eclipse on June 10th, 11.15am.
22nd May 2021 – On air on Newshour on BBC World Service talking about China landing a rover on Mars on their first attempt. Edited version also went out on BBC Radio 2, 5 Live, 6 Music, and about 30 local BBC radio stations.
7th May 2021 – On air on BBC World Service News talking about the imminent re-entry of the large Chinese rocket body and the possibilities of where it might land.
20th April 2021 – On air on BBC Radio Lancashire talking about the first flight of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars.
21st March 2021 – On air on Newshour on BBC World Service talking about the close approach of asteroid 2001 FO32.
19th February 2021 – On air on BBC Radio Lancashire talking about the landing of Perseverance on Mars.
18th February 2021 – Pre-recorded interview with the Press Association about the landing of Perseverance on Mars.