Dr Sheila Kanani is a planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary school physics teacher and space comedian, with a background in astrophysics and astronomy research from UK universities. Her experience includes acting as an ambassador of science, public speaking, events organisation, science journalism and school visits.
‘I saw Tom Hanks in Apollo 13 and decided I wanted to be an astronaut or a military pilot. I went to the library to find out how to find a book about it and years later ended up with a PhD in astrophysics.’
Sheila is currently the Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer for the Royal Astronomical Society in London. In January 2018, she hosted BBC One’s Wonders of the Moon. She is the author of several books for young people.