Year tutor, BSc Astronomy by Distance Learning – year tutor for the distance learning course, looking after student queries, progression, and applications to study.
AA1051: Introductory Astronomy (distance learning) – a year-long broad overview of modern astrophysics for beginners to the subject. Covers the essential physics background, measurements and coordinate systems used in astronomy, telescopes and observing conditions, stellar structure, the HR diagram and stellar evolution, the distance ladder, galaxies, and simple cosmology. Updated the course to run via Teams with more interactivity. Module leader. More information.
AA3050: DL astronomy dissertation – supervising distance learning students working their final dissertations at the end of their path through the UCLan distance learning degree in astronomy. Module leader.
AP3950: Third year physics/astronomy BSc project – supervising on-campus students working on their BSc major research project. My student this year is working on optical observations of the comet 67P using the MHT at UCLan’s Alston Observatory.
AP4553: Fourth yes physics/astronomy MPhys project – supervising students working on their MPhys major research project. My student this year is processing recent e-MERLIN observations of SN2017eaw and applying a model to the data to see what we can learn about the supernova and its progenitor star.
Research students – I am DoS for a student working on deep field radio astronomy and machine learning techniques for removing radio frequency interference from telescope data (2020-2023).