Outreach & Teaching
The Open University
Contracted as a Night Duty Astronomer to support level 2 undergraduate use of the OpenScience Observatories. Responsibilites included briefing students, checking observing plans, and ensuring safe operation and shutdown of the system.
Contracted as a Night Duty Astronomer to support level 3 undergraduate use of the OpenScience Observatories. Responsibilites included checking observing plans, and ensuring safe operation and shutdown of the system.
The Open University/The University of Edinburgh
Under contract with The Open University, I supported University of Edinburgh use of the OpenScience Observatories in undergraduate teaching, providing technical assistance and troubleshooting.
Contracted by The Open University to facilitate the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "In The Night Sky: Orion" on the FutureLearn platform. Responsibilities included moderating comments, answering queries on the content, and encouraging participation and collaboration between participants.
Two day event held at Hunley Hotel & Gold Club, Teesside catered for the general public and local schools. During this event I manned a pop-up stand demonstrating the OpenScience Observatories, and communicating the exciting solar system science ongoing from partners all around the world.
As part of wider 'Asteroid Day' celebrations, I published an article on the OpenLearn platform to communicate my PhD research project on asteroid observations & brightness variations.