2013

2013-11-09: Lecture “Curiosity één jaar op Mars!” Nederlands Ruimtevaart Museum / Aviodrome, Lelystad

2013-09-12: TV interview “Curiosity één jaar op Mars”. Tijd voor Max

2013-08-06: Lecture “Leven op Mars“, Festival de Beschaving, Utrecht

2013-04-23: Popular Scientific talk “Mars door de ogen van Curiosity” for Sterrenkundig Gezelschap Minneart, Sonnenborgh, Utrecht

2013-04-04: “Marswagen tot mei buiten bereik” interview on NOS website (in Dutch)

2013-03-25: “Het belang van onderzoek naar organische stoffen op Mars” (lecture and debate). Science Café Utrecht University Museum and Studium Generale.

2013-02-15: “Met Het Oog op Morgen” NOS radio on the Russian meteorite (in Dutch)

2013-02-11: “De Wereld Leert Door” VARA Nederland 3 (in Dutch)

2013-01-16: Popular Scientific talk for Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer en Sterrenkunde, Arnhem

2013-14-16: Popular Scientific talk at Science Café Leiden

2012

weblog on nos.nl, updated in case of new events and spectacular finds, in Dutch.
Mars and Curiosity specialist for NOS radio 1 news, in Dutch.

2012-12-22: “Is er leven op Mars?” Tros Nieuwsshow, Radio 1 (in Dutch)

2012-12-08: “Nog steeds geen leven op Mars”, De Volkskrant Wetenschap

2012-09-28: Popular Scientific lightning talk: 20PK at Discovery Festival in NEMO Amsterdam

2012-09-05: Interview in ESTA, magazine for higher educated women “Wiskundemeisje” (Science girls)

News articles on Curiosity landing on Mars:
August 4, 2012: De Volkskrant: “Nieuwsgierig karretje op Mars
August 4, 2012: Eindhovens Dagblad & Dagblad Tubantia: “Landing aan een zijden draadje
August 4, 2012: Nieuwsblad van het Noorden: “Marssonde stuurt eerste gegevens op
August 4, 2012: BN/De Stem: “Zoeken naar verklaring voor ontstaan van leven
August 6, 2012: De Telegraaf: “Wetenschapper ziet haar Curiosity Landen
August 6, 2012: Algemeen Dagblad:”Marsauto moet helpen aarde beter te snappen

Augsut 6, 2012: NOS.nl: “Ten Kate opgelucht na Marslanding
August 7, 2012: Algemeen Dagblad: “Inge Loes ten Kate richt Mars-lab in

August 9, 2012: Het Nieuwsblad: “Twee jaar speuren naar leven op Mars
August 14, 2012: DUB (UU): “Utrechtse planeetwetenschapper overdonderd door media-aandacht
August 22, 2012: De Telegraaf: “Jongensdroom Marsmeisje komt uit

2012-08-06: Interviews on Dutch TV about the Curiosity landing:
NOS.nl: tijdens landing, na landing, achtergrond
SBS6: Hart van Nederland
RTV Utrecht: 6 uur nieuws
WNL: Half 8 live (Nederland 3)

2012-08-06: Interviews on Dutch radio about the Curiosity landing: Met het Oog op Morgen radio 1, RTV Utrecht, NOS radio 1 (voor en na landing), VARA radio 2, KRO radio 4, Omroep MAX radio 2, NOS Studio Sportzomer radio 1, Q-Music (Gijs Staverman), Radio 538 (Ruud de Wild).

2012-06-26: “Marsmissie” on Hoe?Zo! Wetenschap, NTR radio. Click here to listen (in Dutch).

2012-06-18: Lecture “Hoe zoeken we naar water en leven op Mars” at the Koninklijke Nederlands Akademie van de Wetenschappen symposium “Een nieuwe stap in de speurtocht naar buitenaards leven”. Click here to watch all the lectures (in Dutch) and download the slides (in Dutch). Here you can find my lecture.

2011

2011-12-21: “Intelligent leven in het heelal?” – Introduction to War of the Worlds radio broadcast. Het Nutshuis, Den Haag, the Netherlands.

2011-11- 27: Interview about MSL-Curiostiy launch in “Met het oog op morgen”. Radio show, Dutch Public Radio, NOS

2011-11-10: Lecture: “Voorwaarts Mars”. Highschool ‘t Assink, Haaksbergen, the Netherlands, 300 final two year students.

2011-11-09: Lecture “Op naar Mars”. Elementary School De Regenboog, Velthoven, the Netherlands

Interview about MSL-Curiosity and the SAM instrument suite for “Kijk“. Popular science magazine, the Netherlands

Interview about MSL-Curiosity and the SAM instrument suite for “Quest“. Popular science magazine, the Netherlands

2011-06-16: “Aliens uit Sterrenstof” on Astrobiology. Hoe?Zo! Wetenschap, NTR radio. Click here to listen (in Dutch).

2010

Roundtable discussion on “Life on Mars”, Labyrint Science Radio, VPRO public radio, the Netherlands, with Arno Wielders, owner of Space Horizon, and Dr. Guus Roeselers. Click here to listen (in Dutch).

“Zoeken naar leven”, Labyrint Science TV, VPRO public television, the Netherlands. Click here to watch (part Dutch, part English), for English transcript click here.

“Zoeken naar leven op Mars”, Labyrint Science website, VPRO public television, the Netherlands. Click here to watch (in Dutch).

2009

Goddard Center for Astrobiology public outreach event at the Appalachian Nation Cherokee Pow Wow, Sterling, VA.

2008

NASA Goddard Launch Fest, “Are you smarter than a Rocket Scientist” quiz.

2007

Interview Intermediair, Dutch Magazine for the Higher Educated on “Hydrogen peroxide based life on Mars”. Click here for a print-out of the website.

Class: “So, you want to be a rocket scientist?”, Middle School students, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA. In this class we taught the kids how to cost- and weight-efficiently build a planetary lander. It involves building a lander in which a raw egg can be dropped 2 floors down without breaking, simulating for example a Mars lander. Lot’s of fun!

2006

Organized the Goddard Center for Astrobiology contribution for the Family Day on “Are we alone in the Universe”, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, USA.

Interview RTL nieuws, Dutch commercial TV channel, prime time news on “Life on
Mars”.

Interview Business News Radio, Dutch commercial radio on “Life on Mars”

Roundtable discussion on “Zijn we alleen in het universum?” (are we alone in the universe), Noorderlicht, VPRO, Dutch public radio, with Prof. Dr. Hans Fraaije and Dr. Kees van Sluis. Click here to listen (in Dutch).

2005

Popular scientific talk, Old Observatory, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands on “Mars”, together with Dr. James Garry.

2003

Science day, Leiden University, children’s workshop on “Living on Mars”

Interview Radio 1, Dutch public radio on “Life on Mars and the Beagle 2 landing”

Interview Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, Dutch public radio world broadcasting service on “Life on Mars”

2002

Popular scientific talk “Complex Organics on Mars”, Second European Mars Society Convention, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2001

Participation in Space Day 2001, representing the Lunar Explorers Society, Space Expo, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.