Dr Sadie Jones

University of Southampton

Outreach Leader in Astronomy

Sadie organises astronomy focused outreach activities for local schools and the general public. She works with an enthusiastic team of astronomy postgraduate and undergraduate students who take the 'Soton Astrodome' mobile planetarium to local schools and colleges. She also organises large events that engage the general public with world leading physics and astronomy research, for example, the 'Astronomy at the Airport' event and annual 'Stargazing Live! Evening' events. The astronomy outreach programme that Sadie manages reaches over 12,000 people a year, the major aim of this programme is to inspire children and young adults to study physics and astronomy.