To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, I did a live video stream via my Instagram account. On the run up to the day, I asked my followers to send me their questions. I received a very positive response and lots of fantastic question. I was asked: what is it like to being a scientist? What is it like being a woman in a male dominated environment? How do you become an astrophysicist? and what was my personal story?

I answered the questions honestly, and although nerve-wracking to begin with, I soon settled in and enjoyed the experience. I really enjoyed the live stream, as it felt like a more personal interaction with my audience. I will certainly be doing it again, so watch this space!