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In January 2020 Sadie joined the Space Environment Physics(SEP) group on their expedition to Svalbard, Norway to do research on the Aurora. You can read the expedition blog which is updated on all of the SEP expeditions at Soton Aurora Quest

Sadie was interviewed about her career and public engagement work on one of the best Astronomy podcasts in the world, The Jodcast

Sadie was previously a Science Correspondent on BBC Radio Solent and she has done several comedy performances at Edinburgh Fringe festival and in pubs in London and at at Bright Club Southampton

Some of Sadie's past BBC radio Solent appearances are featured here on soundcloud

Sadie has project managed the SETI Cipher Challenge project for the last 4 years which is a schools event which combines both 'Media' and 'Science Research' elements.

She has written for 'The Conversation' an online academic magazine about the Rosetta Space Mission.

Sadie has also helped astronomy academics write press releases on their work.

The Astronomy Group


The Astronomy Group here at the department of Physics and Astronomy have their own website which features current astronomy research and press releases.

  • Astronomy Group website

  • Public Engagement with Research (PERu) at University of Southampton

    Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit.

  • PERu Website

  • Find a Planetarium near YOU


    For a list of other planetarium which visit schools across the UK see the British Association of Planetaria (BAP) website:

  • BAP website

  • The Light Express Roadshow


    The University of Southampton also runs FREE Laser Physics Roadshows suitable for GCSE and A-level students.

    Go 'Like' them on Facebook and visit the website for more information:

  • Light Express website