I am an enthusiastic science communicator and have been involved with many media projects. From explaining science on TV and the radio, to performing on stage, recording podcasts, and advising on projects behind the scenes. I try to let my passion for science shine through in all of these things. Check out my YouTube channel to see the astronomy and science interest videos I've made. I'm happy to discuss any astronomy, astrophysics, night sky or space exploration related news story. I also enjoy advising as an expert for scripts and books. Please get in touch if you're interested in working with me.
As your friendly neighborhood astrophysicist, I get overly enthusiastic about space on YouTube. I post a video once a week on my channel, "Dr Becky: from a recap of monthly space news, to weird objects in space, unsolved mysteries or the science history behind an idea or theory. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. The channel has over 200,000 subscribers and over 13 million total views (and counting!), so come and join us all in the conversation.
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The secrets of 14 billion years for people short on time
This book is for anyone who wants to easily understand the mind-blowing fundamentals of our extraordinary, expanding universe.
Written by Oxford astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst and composed of ten captivating, simple essays, it guides you swiftly through the galaxies, explaining the mysteries of black holes, dark matter and what existed before the Big Bang, presenting the evidence as to whether we really are alone, illuminating what we still don't know, and much more besides.
Note that in the USA & Canada, thte book has a different title: "Space at the Speed of Light". You can find out more information on where to buy the book here.