Sarah is a proficient science communicator knowledgeable by an academic background in astronomy and astrophysics. She determined to pursue a profession in house when she was simply six years previous after her instructor introduced in a information clipping of an exoplanet discovery.
“I assumed it was the good factor ever,” she stated. “I instructed my mother that evening, ‘That is what I need to do with the remainder of my life.’”
Sarah adopted her desires.
After highschool, Sarah attended the College of California, Berkeley, the place she graduated with a level in astrophysics. In 2015, she began working at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, giving science lectures on the ground, guiding college subject journeys, and writing for its journal. She turned a present producer for Griffith’s month-to-month present and webcast “All Area Thought-about,” the place she ultimately served as their citizen science correspondent.
About three years in the past, Mat was invited onto “All Area Thought-about” as a visitor. In accordance with Mat, an “enthusiastic younger girl” named Sarah sat down subsequent to his spouse, Adrienne, and defined that she was an Observatory worker who had helped produce that evening’s present.
“Adrienne instructed me once I got here off the stage that I needed to meet her,” he recalled. “I will be eternally grateful for that pleasant introduction. Sarah had my deep love for all issues cosmic, however she additionally had a level in astrophysics and has hung out within the subject.”
Someday after that assembly, Sarah utilized to work at The Planetary Society, the place she was employed as our Digital Group Supervisor. For the final two years, she’s introduced science to the general public because the lead voice of our social media channels and has developed new methods to interact with our members.
When Mat introduced his retirement from the present earlier this yr, The Planetary Society set out on an intensive seek for a brand new host. A whole bunch of individuals utilized. Sarah’s present for locating and speaking probably the most compelling tales and insights from the house group to the general public made her the clear alternative. She may be very excited to get to know you all, and we’re excited so that you can get to know her.
“There are so few individuals on this world who should not solely given the chance to work a job they take pleasure in, however to work a dream job,” she stated. “It feels cosmically fortunate that of all of the individuals within the universe, I could possibly be given a job like this.”
As for Mat, he couldn’t be happier for Sarah or the present.
“The loyal Planetary Radio viewers is about to find somebody who likes to share the PB&J of house — the fervour, magnificence, and pleasure — as a lot as I do,” he stated. “I am unable to wait to see the place she and our colleagues take us on this new period.”
You’ll be listening to extra from Mat and Sarah over the subsequent few months. Sarah will formally begin as Planetary Radio’s major host on Jan. 4. Mat will proceed to take part in The Planetary Society’s work after he hangs up his headphones on Dec. 30.
For now, we hope you’ll be a part of us in congratulating each Mat and Sarah on their new adventures.
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