Ryan Laird

Editor and Writer in Cologne, Germany

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I am a science communicator from the UK and enjoy travelling, writing and sharing my passion for astronomy and science.

I am a graduate of the University of Leicester in Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) and an alumnus of the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Programme 2013 (SSP13).

I am currently Editor at Design & Data GmbH, an award-winning crossmedia agency based in Cologne, Germany specialised in science communication and outreach solutions for science domains in general and the space sector in particular. I write for Spaceoneers – enabling a new generation of space pioneers – a 'new space' website that highlights space startups, entrepreneurship and events. I am currently organising a new space startup event called INNOspace Weekend.

I am a former Communication Intern at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching, near Munich in Germany, as well as a former intern at Universe Awareness(UNAWE) based at Leiden University, supporting the dissemination of Space Scoop.

I am a Trustee of UKSEDS (formerly Vice Chair and Secretary), where I seek to facilitate UK space activities among youth and stimulate interest in my outreach capacities.

I am a #spacetweep and you can find me hanging around on Twitter @rjmlaird where I share my passion for science communication, education and outreach.

  • #astronomy
  • #space
  • #stem
  • #startups
  • #entrepreneurship
  • Work
    • Design & Data GmbH
  • Education
    • University of Leicester
    • International Space University