Dr. Becky Smethurst is an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford and star of astronomy-themed YouTube channel, ‘Dr. Becky’. Her current research is trying to answer the question ‘How do galaxies and black holes evolve together?’. On her YouTube channel, Becky tackles everything, from unsolved mysteries to weird object found in space or general space news, with such enthusiasm that her videos have gained over 17 million views and counting. Her debut public science book ‘Space: 10 Things You Should Know’ was named one of the UK’s ‘Sky at Night’ magazine’s top 20 books of 2019. An avid lover of the night sky and travelling the world, Becky believes that the night sky becomes even more beautiful when we understand what it is we’re looking at.
During her visit, Dr. Becky Smethurst will be hosting after-dinner stargazing sessions, along with talks about astronomy throughout the day. Dr. Smethurst will be at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives from October 15-30, 2023.