@drmattagnew Matt Agnew

👨‍🚀 Spaceman 🪐 Exoplanet hunter 🍦 Ice cream enthusiast ✉️ Management: david @watercooler .net.au

@drmattagnew photos and videos

2 weeks ago

Melting Moments vs Yo-yos. Go. (This vid and pic are both Melting Moments though because they’re obviously the boss biscuit )

3 weeks ago

Great run amongst nature!

3 weeks ago

Happy Mums Day, Mum! ☺️

4 weeks ago

I’ll fight anyone who tries to tell me the technical term for an oven isn’t cake door.

4 weeks ago

May the Fourth be with you. #starwarsday #maythe4thbewithyou

4 weeks ago

Ottolenghi’s Cauliflower Cake! To clarify, I am wearing a singlet under the apron. I’m not channeling the naked chef. (I’m also wearing pants. )

5 weeks ago

Today is International Space Day! So here’s a picture of me with floppy hair dressed as an astronaut.

last month

Tackling the big questions today: What’s the deal with Goofy!?

last month

I’ve made the conscious decision today to have a ‘nothing day’. My sister-in-law calls them a ‘Day of Salvation’. I really like that.

Now, more than ever, is a good time to remind yourself you don’t need to always be doing something. You don’t need to always be growing and learning; you don’t need to always be productive; you’re allowed to just do nothing. It’s not a waste of time. It’s important to practice self-compassion, to rest, and most importantly to enjoy that rest. Doing nothing is a perfectly fruitful use of your time. I’m currently lying on the couch watching movies (Hunt for the Wilderpeople ) and I don’t have plans to do anything else other than enjoying this day of rest and relaxation. And I have absolutely no guilt about that.

last month

Another Saturday spent fielding some fantastic science questions! There’ll be plenty more fun to be had this Saturday too! What questions do you love hearing answered? What do wish there was more of?

last month

Bit of a strange party for his first lap around the sun, but we made it work! Happy first birthday, Stephen!

last month

Well this is awesome! To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope NASA has provided a super easy way to find an image that was discovered on your birthday (sans year )! Here’s mine (29 July ): Star Cluster Trumpler 14! I’ll pop a story/feature with the link up so you can see yours #Hubble30

last month

I clumsily forgot to save the Live video, so I had to MacGyver myself a solution and rip the stream off my story feed. Apologies for the lower quality! Hopefully you still enjoy some of the science and fun had last Saturday! What’s dark energy? What’s a shooting star? Why aren’t monkeys evolving into humans? Tune in again this Saturday at 12:30 AEST with all your science questions and I’ll do my best to unpack them!

last month

Practicing some morning Doga. Didn’t quite go according to plan.

last month

If you missed out on my live Science Saturday Q&A, never fear! Here’s a lovely little, bite-sized morsel of fun science put together from all the amazing questions I received! In this session I tackle why Pluto isn’t a planet, is time travel possible, why do we dream and much more!

last month

This is really interesting! As a result of lockdowns, a group of seismologists (scientists that study earthquakes and planetary activities ) in Belgium found that human induced planetary vibrations have significantly decreased (by about one-third! ). It might be unsurprising, but it’s a gentle reminder that while the Earth is so extraordinarily more massive than humans, we can still influence change on it (and anything much bigger than us ) by cooperating and working together. We can, quite literally, move mountains.

Sources: Nature, Royal Observatory of Belgium, The Guardian (François Lenoir/Reuters, Yves Herman/Reuters, Stéphanie Lecocq/EPA )

last month

After last weeks success I was going to post a short clip of me answering a question as a sort of “look how much fun this was” type thing, but in a staggering display of my absolute ineptitude at Instagram I forgot to save the video. So here’s a picture of me at a machine learning networking event instead. I’ll be doing another round of Science Saturday tomorrow at 12:30pm (AEDT )! Jump on my story to post those burning science questions that you’re dying to know the answer to!

Apr 2020

Perks of visiting your parents house: 10+ year photos. Laughs guaranteed. Ideal when in isolation. I once tried to be cool. I was not cool. Now I own my distinct lack of cool.

Mar 2020

I feel you, bro #soundon 🔊 #apparentlythisisacomfywaytosleep

Mar 2020

Got to keep yourself busy during self-isolation! Pretty happy with how this turned out.

Mar 2020

My kind of brew. Wish I had this in my house right now. #v60coffee

Mar 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO ) has now characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic. As they state, “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death. Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this virus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do” Panic and hysteria is not the right response. It is important to continue to remain calm and vigilant. WHO provide plenty of guidance and resources as to how to approach the pandemic in a safe, smart and kind way. I’ve popped a few here, but follow the link in my bio should you need more information. WHO continue to reiterate, “let’s all look out for each other, because we need each other ... We’re in this together, to do the right things with calm and protect the citizens of the world. It’s doable.”

Mar 2020

Finally testing my Christmas present (“testing” — because I don’t always pour boiling water from height like a maniac ).

Mar 2020

Bit overcast.