Well they say when you wait for a bus, two come along at once…and that is no more true than this week. Both my BBC Future interview and appearance on The Sky at Night aired this week, i hope folks are enjoying them!
I filmed the BBC Future interview whilst at TED in February. It was a 6am get-up and pre-breakfast interview…i can still remember how tired i was! Not the BBC’s fault at all, i blame TED and myself for never getting any sleep ;) The interviewer (Peter) and cameraman (Brian) were fantastic fun, really supportive and asked great questions. I am very happy with how they cut the interview and managed to include so many of my own fieldwork images! If only they could have cut the “check that off the box” comment! You all know what i meant though right?? For the non-UK based interested astrobio lovers check out the video here! UK-based people, sadly we cannot watch it yet :(
So that leads me to The Sky at Night, the holy grail of astronomy TV programming! I was so honoured to be asked to be on it, and thoroughly enjoyed the filming. When you get a load of scientists together to talk about Mars, the filming takes forever as we genuinely get into the ‘chat’…and at one point the film ran out! I haven’t seen the final version yet (i have a phobia about watching myself) but it is on BBC i-player and will be on the telly-box again Wednesday BBC4 at 7.30pm.
Thank you for all the supportive Tweets, emails and comments on the shows, it gives me so much more confidence and means a lot! Enjoy!