MSSL Scientists are available to talk to the media on planetary and space science and space exploration.

Prof. Andrew Coates (Planetary Science / Space Exploration / Mars / Comets / Titan / Giant Planets)

Head of Planetary Science

Deputy Head of Department

Twitter: PlanetAndrewC
Email: ajc [a t] mssl.ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 204 145
Personal website


  • Earth's magnetosphere.
  • Planetary magnetospheres: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter.
  • Planetary surface imaging.
  • Radiation effects on the surface of Mars and the moons of Saturn and Jupiter.
  • Space instrumentation.
  • Space missions: Cassini (Saturn), Venus Express (Venus); Mars Express (Mars); Rosetta (comets/asteroids); Cluster (Earth); Beagle 2 (Mars)

Recent media work:

  • Interviewed on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Today.
  • Interviewed for articles on BBC Online, Wired.co.uk, news.com.au.
  • Interviewed for articles in The Daily Mail and The Times.

Dr. Chris Arridge (Planetary Science / Giant Planets / Space Exploration / Exoplanets)

STFC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Twitter: chrisarridge
Email: csa [a t] mssl.ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 204 150
Personal website: http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/~csa


  • Cassini mission to Saturn
  • Giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
  • Unmanned space exploration
  • Exoplanets and exoplanetary systems

Recent media work:

  • Interviewed for articles in Astronomy Now and Sky at Night.
  • Interview for online articles on Discovery: Space and Skymania.

Dr. Geraint Jones (Planetary Science / Unmanned Space Exploration / Comets and Asteroids / Small Moons / The Sun and Heliosphere)

STFC Advanced Fellow

Twitter: einionyn
Email: ghj [a t] mssl.ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 204 263
Personal website: http://www.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/~ghj


  • Cassini mission to Saturn.
  • Comets, asteroids, and other small bodies.
  • The Sun, its heliosphere, and their interactions with the planet.
  • Unmanned space exploration.

Recent media work:

  • Interviewed on BBC News Channel, BBC World, BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • Frequent speaker on BBC Radio Cymru.
  • Interviewed for articles in Sky & Telescope and Wired magazine.

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