If you’d like to get in touch, my email address is shown below. I really do try my best to reply to as many messages as I can, but please note that I cannot guarantee a response.

If you’re a scientist or research organisation, I’m always happy to receive messages about cool results or projects you’re working on, but please note that my beat primarily focuses on astronomy, planetary science, cosmology & astrophysics. Please do not send unsolicited embargoed press materials, or generic news releases that have been (or will be) widely disseminated to the media. I’m after stories, which haven’t been covered yet, that have key implications for our understanding of an object or the broader field; I’m particularly interested in findings that have an engaging element of serendipity or interdisciplinary work. See the ‘News stories’ section here for examples of the things I’ve been writing about lately.

If you have questions about getting into stargazing, or the basic workings of the Cosmos, you may find answers to what you’re looking for in the series of beginner’s guides I’ve written here.

I’m also on Twitter, you’ll find me there at @willgater.