• Question: why do you check your emails 2 a day

    Asked by 279nch25 to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 9 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Delma Childers

      Delma Childers answered on 9 Dec 2015:

      I check my emails a lot because, for our ISS experiment, we have friends in Belgium, Germany, and Denmark helping with different things. Email is the main way we communicate because phone calls would get to be a little expensive and some decisions need to be made quickly.

    • Photo: Andrew Winnard

      Andrew Winnard answered on 9 Dec 2015:

      I have my email inbox live all the time on my computer and phone. I get lots of emails that need me to swap my plans for the day around, or reply quickly. So that helps me keep on top of things.

      And it tells me when you AstroFans are posting questions that I need to come and answer!

    • Photo: Julia Attias

      Julia Attias answered on 9 Dec 2015:


      Most of my work requires working with people around the globe. Because we are all in different time zones, its easiest to communicate through emails! I constantly have my email inbox open whenever I am at work so that I can always keep on top of things.