Since childhood I have been fascinated by astronomy. When I realised that I could use maths and computers to do fun things with astronomy, I knew I was hooked for life. I never grew out of it and now I am lucky enough to be a professional astrophysicist. As part of my role with Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) I try to find novel ways to engage the public in science by using astronomy.
I love comic books and had the fantastic opportunity to work with a Cardiff based artist, Laura Sorvala, to produce Ada’s Adventures in Science. The main aim is to show kids that science is about being curious, no matter who you are. We’ve given out over 15,000 copies of this comic book to kids and adults in 20 countries around the world, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.