2021 saw several incidents of sexual misconduct, abuse and harassment in the space sector, some publicly, many not so much. Space professionals Caleigh MacPherson, Victoria Varone and Heather Morehouse saw a need for change and support, so the Astro Advocates & Allies Facebook page came to life. When planning an event on this topic, it … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room – Abuse and Harassment in the Space Sector
What do you think about when you imagine a 'scientist'? Perhaps you know scientists in your immediate circle. You may have colleagues, friends or family who are scientists. You know what they look like. When you do not know a scientist personally, you can of course just google it! And this is where it goes … Continue reading How to depict a scientist?
Every Wednesday, a post on Twitter reminds me that the week is halfway. Every Wednesday it is the exact same image, tweeted at the same time, for many years. It is the only image that the @whataweekhuh account has ever posted, without missing a single week, every week, with no accompanying text. The image says … Continue reading Consistency is key
The #SciCommChat is a weekly tweetchat about everything science communication. Every week it attracts a diverse international mix of professional science communicators, from all corners of science. Initiated by freelance science writer Nidhi Parekh, also known as @TheSharedScope on Twitter, it has developed into a great community event of people sharing tips, tricks, do's, don'ts … Continue reading Tools of the Trade on #SciCommChat