Hi, I’m a science communicator passionate about humanity’s future in space and this is my space on the internet. I write articles, build informative websites and do public speaking on space exploration and science. Let’s get to know me.

Science Writing

I specialize in writing comprehensive yet accessible articles on space exploration and the sciences. You can find them all in one place on this blog, jatan.space. My articles have been published at various places.

I’ve also been mentioned in the media and had my articles featured.

Public Outreach

I often speak at public events and engage in science outreach. Here are some notable ones.

Look up and wonder, or we die.

Please visit the public talks page to arrange a session for you.

Pet Projects

I’m passionate about building fun and informative projects focused on specific topics in my free time. Check them out!

Space Research

I was the former science officer at TeamIndus, where my work entailed selecting landing sites for their Moon missions, identifying science objectives and converting them to engineering requirements.

I co-developed a framework with veteran scientist Dr. Jim Head and peers for maximizing science output in lunar landing missions.
Abstract and poster presented at LPSC 2019.

I was part of the TeamIndus group collaborating with Brown University on a science-optimized traverse for the rover in the Moon landing mission.
Paper published in NewSpace.

In addition, I also have some research experience in Astrophysics, specifically on analyzing X-rays from cosmic objects.

X-ray data analysis of a binary star system using ISRO’s Astrosat data. Astrosat is India’s first space telescope.

Open Source

I contribute to open source movements whenever possible, because the world needs to be a transparent and collaborative place. Find some of my openly licensed contributions below.

Bit-sized open source software contributions to elementary OS, GNOME and indie projects. Because filing a bug report is better than posting a random tweet/status.

Interested in the “other side of me”? Well, there’s also my personal blog for thoughts on consumer tech, my poems, nature pictures and more.

Keep me going

Like my work? Support me via Patreon. 🚀️