Me Myself

I am an astronomer who works up at the beautiful Royal Observatory Edinburgh, on Blackford Hill, and where we have a wonderful mix of science, technology and history.  If anybody is reading this and actually interested, you can read about me at my personal website

Sometimes I pretend to be the famous Victorian Polymath Charles Piazzi Smyth. Last year was his 200th birthday and we did a variety of groovy things. Charles came alive on Twitter and Instagram.

With Catherine Heymans, I started a Coursera MOOC called “Astrotech: the Science and Technology behind Astronomical Discovery” This was a very exciting experience! Its all on Media Hopper of course.