About

Majken Christensen

I am Cand.Scient. in astrophysics and I manage Astronomicca’s projects. I have a passion for astronomy outreach and continuously explore new and innovative communication methods.

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Photo from an outreach event at Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen in September 2014. Private photo.

My profile is a combination of strategic project management from the corporate industry and scientific approach from the university.

Education

2009 – B.Sc. in astrophysics from Copenhagen University at DARK Cosmology Center, incl. telescope experience at El Teide Observatory, Spain.

2011 – Cand.Scient. in astrophysics from Copenhagen University at Center for Star and Planet Formation, incl. telescope experience at APEX Observatory, Chile.

Background

2011-16 Quantitative analyst in Danske Bank and Danmarks Nationalbank

2016-17 Outreach officer at University of Southern Denmark

2014-17 Jury in the finals of Young Researchers Denmark (Unge Forskere)

2014-15 Freelance writer for Science Illustrated

2017 Chairman of Astronomical Society (Astronomisk Selskab) in Denmark

2017 Science writer for videnskab.dk (profile)

Selection of outreach talks

Selection of popular scientific articles