Category Archives: Media

Symposium ‘Open Access: the new beginning?’

Pictures taken by myself, except where stated otherwise.  Last month I was invited to speak at this symposium ‘Open Access: the new beginning?’ in Amsterdam, for which I prepared a talk on how open access the Zooniverse is. Of course I explained why I was there, as a citizen scientist (and how I became a […]

Radio 1 Interview

The other day radio 1 rang me while I was still at work, as they were doing an item on citizen science. They mentioned iSPEX and interviewed me about the Zooniverse and Hanny’s Voorwerp. It was for their ‘Dit is de dag’ programme (in Dutch) and you can listen to it

TEDxGhent – videos online!

  A couple of weeks ago, I did a TEDx talk and I wrote about that experience, showing pictures of the event, here on my blog. A couple of days ago, the videos appeared online. Looking back at my talk, the perfectionist in me thinks I could’ve done this a lot better, but as I […]

The story of Hanny’s Voorwerp for The Huffington Post

I was asked recently to (re)write my story for The Huffington Post. They translated it to German, which looks like this: “Wie ich in meinem Wohnzimmer berühmt wurde”. Below you can read the English version.  It was an evening in the summer break, August 2007. I was sitting at my desk and – as a […]

National Stargazing Days

Photo:  The Sterrenwacht Limburg was one of the science centres involved in the Nationale Sterrenkijkdagen last weekend and since Steven and I are volunteers now, we went both Friday and Saturday evening. We attracted about 200 visitors in total and it was a lot of fun to see some of them reacting to what […]