The University of Southampton

Dr Sadie Jones 

Sadie started work at the University of Southampton as the Outreach Leader in Astronomy in June 2011. Ths role involves co-ordination and management of all the astronomy outreach and public engagement activities from the Physics and Astronomy department. A large part of this role involves managing a team of undergraduate and PhD students who work with the astrodome aka #OurGreatestTeam. Sadie also organises Stargazing live events on campus, the SETI Cipher Challenge in July, Astrodome events in the local community and acts as a media correspondent on all things space related.

Sadie graduated with a PhD in Radio Astronomy from the University of Southampton in July 2012. Her research was an investigation of the radio emission from an active supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy NGC 4051. She used this data to determine if galaxy had a jet. 

Before coming to Southampton to do her PhD Sadie completed an MPhys in Astrophysics at Cardiff University. During her undergraduate studies she first discovered her love for all things outreach. This love was inspired primarily by working with the Faulkes Telescope team for her BSc and Masters projects and then from working at camps in America during the summers and doing weekend work in the planetarium at the local science discovery centre, Techniquest.


Carey, Max, Elcock, D., Saywell, J., Jones, S., Belal, M. and Freegarde, T. (2017) Velocimetry, cooling and rotation sensing by cold-atom matterwave interferometry. In Proceedings Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) 2017: 5–7 April 2017, Paris, France. OSA. 3 pp . (In Press) (doi:10.1364/QIM.2017.QT5C.2).

Jones, S., Mchardy, I. and Maccarone, T.J. (2017) A comprehensive long term study of the radio and X-ray Variability of NGC 4051 Paper II. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465 (2), 1336-1347. (doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2810).


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