Last night marked the first night of BBC Stargazing Live 2013 at the University of Birmingham :) I also seem to have made it (in picture-form) on season 3 episode 3 of BBC Stargazing Live! I am demonstrating the lycra universe to some kids.
The event went very well at the University. I estimate that we had about 400 people through our display in the physics library over the course of 4 hours. At some points the room was totally packed and people couldn't get in!
I'm really looking forward to Saturday's event, there should be quite a good turnout!
Today I went to a "meet the press" lunch at the NAM and met some really interesting people. I also heard some rather alarming comments, like "string theory isn't a theory" from a scientist! I quickly corrected this misconception.
Afterward, a writer from New Scientist approached me about our group's work on PTAs and the famous yet-to-be-published paper. He said to keep him in the loop and he's really excited to work with us on writing an article :)
Later on in the afternoon, Ben from The Naked Scientists asked for an interview for their podcast, and I was more than happy to oblige. I'll put up a link to the podcast when it comes out!