Sarah Barker, Astrophysicist & Science Communicator

Sarah Barker is an astrophysicist and science communicator. She has spent the last decade crisscrossing the planet making award-winning factual television, and is excited to move to the other side of the camera. She produces, directs, and writes science, natural history, travel, and history programs for major networks including National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, Disney+ and more. Her TV work has taken her everywhere from the floor of NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, to a small boat surrounded by sharks in the Bahamas. One of her favorite elements of her work is interviewing people, and Sarah has had the pleasure of conversations with fascinating folks ranging from Stephen Hawking to Katy Perry.

Sarah also works as a professional science communicator and presenter/host, including at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, for Guerilla Science in New York, and for schools and science clubs in the UK. She has a master’s degree in Science Communication from Imperial College, London.

In love with space from a young age, Sarah also has a master’s degree in Physics and Astrophysics, and previously worked as a professional astronomer at the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes in the Canary Islands, Spain. Her first book “50 Things To See In The Sky” is an introduction to stargazing, written with the aim that more people will fall in love with space and the night sky.

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