Thirty years ago today, the pilot episode of The X-Files first aired in the US. Since I lived in the UK, and was preoccupied with being a toddler, this passed me by completely. Nevertheless, about ten years later I discovered a couple of VHS tapes on my parents’ shelf: the first X-Files film, and a… Continue reading The Truth Is (Still) Out There: 30 years of the X-Files and 20 years as an X-Phile
I’ve been a volunteer at the Science Museum for seven years now, and this summer was lucky enough to develop and present a talk on one of our flagship objects: not a model, not a replica, but the actual command module from the Apollo 10 mission. This spacecraft brought three astronauts back from the Moon in May… Continue reading Seven years of Science Museum volunteering: not because it is easy, but because it is hard
Every year, February 11 marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and every year I have similar thoughts about it. I’ve expressed some of them online before, and have certainly ranted about them to my partner on many an occasion, but this year I decided to sit down and get them out of… Continue reading Thoughts on being a “woman in science”
Feel free to connect to me via my LinkedIn profile, where I originally published this piece. Also, here is a quick disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional and this post should not be considered medical advice. Please see your doctor if you have any concerns about your own mental health. Today is Post-Traumatic Stress… Continue reading Five ways I have turned complex PTSD into my superpower
Please note this episode includes references to mental health issues, including abuse.
In this episode, Courtney talks a bit (a lot) about the space between her ears! She shares a bit of her mental health story and how it led to her studying with the Open University, as well as five topics she considered pursuing for her MSc thesis but didn’t in the end.
In this episode, Courtney shares a talk she developed for the Science Museum about the planet Mercury, what we’ve learned about it so far and what we have yet to discover.
In this episode, Courtney introduces herself, why she’s started a podcast about space and the mildly embarrassing reason she decided to become a scientist.
Ever since I followed Ann Morgan’s “year of reading the world” in 2012, I’ve wanted to take on a similar challenge myself. I say “similar” because doing exactly what Ann did – reading a book from every single country – would take me around four years at my usual rate, with no space to read… Continue reading My A-Z, round-the-world reading challenge