walking for breast cancer
The team walking for Breast Cancer awareness
At the University of Hertfordshire I was involved in the organisation and expansion of the Bayfordbury Observatory's outreach program. Initially, my duties were organising the undergraduate practical schedule and hosting an occassional tour of the telescopes for community groups. I evolved this to schools nights where more activities were provided for different age groups. Now, we have at least 20 group visits of up to 40 guests per session (Sep - Mar). I have developed the website for the Observatory using php and mysql to include online booking and payment systems. I have personally developed activities for children and given talks and planetarium shows to a range of audiences.

More recently, I have developed a set of physics experiments that can be transported to schools in cases - Luggage Labs - at the University of Hertfordshire and I have been involved in the Dark Sky Discovery Sites South-East project. I am also developing a set of activities for blind children in the south east.
Since starting University I have been involved in many outreach projects. At Queen Mary, University of London, I assisted with Master Classes in Physics for Gifted and Talented secondary school pupils and I was president of the award winning Astronomy and Physics Society - PsiStar.

During my year out, I did some charity work while applying for a PhD position. This included walking from Eastleigh to Totton in Hampshire - 10 miles - for Marie Curie Cancer Trust, decorating a physio therapy room for the children of *** School, and decorating the playground walls for Dove's Preschool in Totton. I am also working on the media and web design aspects of the Totton and Eling Carnival.