# Dr. Adrian Jannetta

Adrian is a passionate advocate of science (particularly astronomy) and mathematics. His astronomical interests are wide ranging and include visual astronomy (using telescopes), astrophotography and spectroscopy. You can visit his website at

http://www.cosmicriver.net/

He has developed and taught numerous courses and outreach sessions in astronomy - mostly during his role as Training Officer for Northumberland Astronomical Society (NASTRO) during the period 2000 - 2016. He is currently Vice-Chair of NASTRO.

His primary degree is in mathematics in 1997, and he was awarded a PhD in mathematical physics in 2005. In 2017 he gained a MSc in Observational Astrophysics. He has co-authored papers in medical physics, cosmology and astrophysics. He is a qualified teacher, having gained a PGCE in 2007.

Since 2008, he works at INTO Newcastle University as module leader for maths on the Foundation Science and Engineering programme. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Chartered Mathematician.