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Variable Stars

Detection and characterisation of interesting exoplanet systems.


As seen on TV. (And heard on podcasts!)

NASA's Unexplained Files

I appeared in eight episodes across two seasons of the Discovery Science channel program 'NASA's Unexplained Files', talking about interesting planets discoveries. Click above for a short clip about Kepler-186f.

Surely You're Joking!

I joined Dr. Kevin Hickerson and his co-hosts Owen Benjamin and Griff Pippin for this episode of 'Surely You're Joking', a science and comedy podcast. We discuss the release of 1284 new planets from the Kepler mission


Dr. Carrie Nugent hosts this podcast, which gives an insider view into space exploration. On this episode, we discuss how to search for exoplanets, and how good a lemon, lime and bitters is.

And some shorter quotes...

9/6/16, FiveThirtyEight: Why It's So Hard to Find the Next Earth, Even if You're Looking Right At It
5/10/16, BBC News Hour: On Kepler's Discovery of 1284 New Planets
1/7/16, BBC Science News: Star clumps harbour 'sweet spot' in search for alien life


I love talking to the public about astronomy, our beautiful sky, and the exciting hunt for planets outside out solar system. I am so lucky that I get the opportunity! Here are some upcoming and recent events:

April: Speaker, Ventura County Astronomical Society
February: Speaker, Los Angeles Astronomical Society

October: Telescope captain, Caltech Astronomy Lecture and Stargazing Party
August: Speaker, Space Telescope Universe of Learning Science Briefing
August: Speaker, Caltech Astronomy Lecture and Stargazing Party
June: Speaker, Astronomy on Tap
June: Speaker, AAS 228 Student Education and Outreach Event
May: Podcast guest, Surely You're Joking!
April: Podcast guest, Spacepod