Dr. Sarah Pearson

Astrophysicist, Science Communicator & Public Speaker

-Photo Courtesy of World Science Festival/Greg Kesler

Public outreach

Sarah actively documents her life as an astrophysicist with the goal of sharing knowledge with a broad audience. In 2017, she created the YouTube channel “Space with Sarah”, where she answers the most frequently posed questions within astronomy. The channel has more than 100,000 views. Throughout her career, she has given numerous public outreach lectures, she has been featured on both live Danish (TV2 News) and US national TV (HLN & NBC), and she has participated in several podcast and festival events.
I believe that the key to good communication is empathy. We've all been at the receiving end of someone speaking over our heads. In my talks, I strive to spark the audience's curiosity, while explaining the mysteries of our Universe in a comprehensible manner. I refer to this strategy as empathetic science communication.
- Sarah Pearson

Ongoing and recent projects

Sarah's three main goals with her outreach are: 1) to share knowledge on our Universe with a broad audience 2) to make science more accessible to the public 3) to inspire young, new scientists and break the stereotype of who is a scientist.

YouTubeSarah shares knowledge on our Universe through short videos on YouTube. The topics are selected based on the most frequently asked astronomy related questions she receives from non-astronomers in her everyday life.
InstagramUsing Instagram, Sarah document her everyday life as a computational astrophysicist, science communicator and young physicist, with goals of inspiring young women to pursue science and tech careers.
BlogSarah started a collaboration with the Danish engineering magazine Ingeniøren in 2018 with the goal of sharing knowledge on astronomy, physics and science through blog posts.
Public talksSarah often gives public lectures on astronomy related topics in both NYC and Denmark. She is passionate about storytelling, and she takes pride in pitching her talk at the appropriate level.

TVSarah has been live interviewed on TV2 news and CNN's sister channel: HNL on topics of solar and lunar eclipses as well as NASA's space probes. She's also been on NBC New York Live.
WritingSarah loves writing, both scientifically and for popular science outlets. She has done several collaborations with Danish magazines such as Videnskab.dk and the Kvant Magazine.

Recent events:

Speaker at the World Science Festival, NYC, June 1st, 2019. Read more here>>
Speaker at "Wine & Science", Copenhagen, May 8th, 2019. Read more here>>
Judge at the "Young Scientist Competition", Copenhagen, May 2nd, 2019. Read more here>>
Interview for the "Person, Place, Thing" podcast with Emmy winner, Randy Cohen. Listen to the interview here>>



Latest YouTube video


Danish and English subtitles available.

Interviews

Interview with Fraser Cain

Interview about dark matter for Universe Today's YouTube.

Interview with Prof. David Kipping

Cool Worlds interview about the Space with Sarah YouTube channel.

Interview with Columbia University

Interview about PhD thesis for Columbia Giving Day.