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  • Dr Edward Gomez

    I am education director for Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT). The global education hub for LCOGT is based in Cardiff University where I am an honourary lecturer/adjunct faculty in the School of Physics and Astronomy. One of the enjoyably parts of this position is supervising BSc. and MPhys. level undergraduate projects. This year I had 4 project students investigating extrasolar planets. I am very proud that 2 of my former project students have gone on to do PhDs. In addition, I am part of the Schools Engagement Team here and assist with the outreach of the University. We have recently been awarded funding by the Welsh Government's National Science Academy to run the programme Universe in the Classroom, inspiring children and teachers with Universe in a Box kits and stellar role models, across Wales. Universe in the Classrom is run in partnership with the international project Universe Awareness. I co-chair the IAU task force for children and schools, under the guidance of the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD). Our aim is to help people in astronomically developing countries to engage with and inspire children and teachers.

    Academic School: Physics and Astronomy

    Areas of Expertise: Astrophysics, Planets, Space, Stars, Technology

  • Mr Matthew Allen

    I am an Astronomy researcher at Cardiff University in the field of Galaxies. I have previously worked for the European Space Agency and have good knowledge in many of their missions and the organisation as a whole. I have detailed knowledge of the mission Gaia which I directly worked on. I create videos for my YouTube channel (youtube.com/UKAstroNut) in which I explain different topics within astronomy and general science at a basic understandable level. I am confident and happy to talk about almost any area of astronomy.

    Academic School: Physics and Astronomy

    Areas of Expertise: Astrophysics, Galaxy, Herschel, Planets, Space, Stars

  • Dr Rhodri Evans

    I have over 20 years of lecturing experience, including in the United States and here in Wales at Glamorgan University and Cardiff University. I have done a lot of media work, as a Welsh speaker I have become the "default" person BBC Radio Cymru and S4C ask about astronomy and physics. I have a broad range of expertise as I have taught courses in nearly all areas of astronomy.

    Academic School: Physics and Astronomy

    Areas of Expertise: Astrophysics, Black hole, Cosmology, Galaxy, Gravity, Herschel, Planets, Space, Stars

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  • Dr Chris North

    I am an astronomy researcher, primarily focused on the Herschel Space Observatory. I have experience of a very wide range of astronomy, and am happy to speak about almost anything in the field of astronomy.

    Academic School: Physics and Astronomy

    Areas of Expertise: Astrophysics, Cosmology, Galaxy, Herschel, Planets, Space, Stars, Technology

  • Dr Haley Gomez

    I'm a senior lecturer in astrophysics and study cosmic dust using specially-designed infrared telescopes able to reveal the cool universe.

    I am also head of public engagement for the School of Physics and Astronomy, and believe passionately in using astronomy to raise the aspirations of school children in Wales and the UK.

    I am also a member of the Science and Technology Facilities Women in SET council and the Education and Training Committee.

    Academic School: Physics and Astronomy

    Areas of Expertise: Astrophysics, Galaxy, Herschel, Space, Stars

  • Dr Nicolas Peretto

    I am an observational astronomer, expert on star formation.

    Academic School: Physics and Astronomy

    Areas of Expertise: Astrophysics, Herschel, Space, Stars