I regularly give talks in schools, community groups, observatories and amateur astronomical societies on subjects ranging from exoplanets and stars to galaxies and cosmology. I also give careers talks in schools and sixth form colleges, with a specific emphasis on encouraging more girls to pursue careers in science. If you have a group interested in science, drop me a line for availability.
Big Screen Science
Originally in conjunction with the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, and later with Cinema Nova in Melbourne, Australia, I ran a series of screenings of science fiction films followed by talks about the way science is portrayed in the movie. These events now take place in San Francisco, courtesy of my former colleague Jeff Silverman. You can check out events and tickets on the Alamo Drafthouse website. I haven't got around to importing this to the UK yet, but if you know of a good venue drop me a line.
This is a playlist of all my public talks available on YouTube, covering subjects from my research on distant galaxies and gravitational lensing, to the science of Star Trek.
Three Body Problems
Along with Dr. Jeffrey Silverman, I host a YouTube series interviewing professional astronomers about their work over Skype. Here is a playlist of all the interviews carried out to date.
Astronomy on Tap ATX
I am the co-founder (along with Dr. Jeffrey Silverman) of Astronomy on Tap ATX, a series of astronomy-related talks held in a bar in Austin, Texas. As well as founding the events, we organised and hosted them from 2014 to 2016. This is a playlist of all the talks and intro videos available on YouTube.
If you want to know more about how gravitational lensing works and how I use it in my research, here's an article I wrote for Smithsonian Magazine.