Radmila Topalović

Radmila Topalovic is an urban astronomer and physics teacher based in Greenwich, formerly of the Royal Observatory.

Rad heads up Science and Engineering and also Art and Design at Kaplan International College in London Bridge and she teaches a variety of physics course at City Lit, Covent Garden. She is also Astronomer Emeritus of the Royal Observatory Greenwich having spent more than seven years developing and delivering world-class education programmes. She holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics and a PhD in Astrochemistry, and has taught physics, maths and astronomy for almost ten years. Her biggest passions are quantum physics and astrobiology.


In 2016, she co-authored the popular Collins Astronomy book Stargazing with fellow astronomer Tom Kerss, and they have been collaborating to popularise astronomy together ever since.


Rad has spoken at a wide variety of events and festivals, including Wilderness, Café Scientifique, Secret Garden Party, Secret Cinema and others. Rad is also a media expert having appeared on BBC Horizon, CNN Inspirations, the Guardian’s Starwatch Column and many more programmes and articles.