Writing about Astronomy
I am a regular contributor to Reddit, where my “astronomer here!” comments have made me a top 100 commenter, and I have hosted three front page “Ask Me Anything!” events that reached the front page. It’s pretty amazing to have your thoughts on astronomy reach millions of people! If you want to know more, check out my subreddit.
Beyond that, I write for science magazines on a freelance basis. Here are my latest magazine publications:
Freelance science writing
I have been writing articles about astronomy since I began graduate school, and some highlights from that are linked below. For more articles (and perhaps a more up to date version), I have also provided my author pages for the publications that have all my pieces available online- check them out!
My author Page at Discover (for the most up to date version!)
“A census for the stars,” September/October 2020
“Tonight’s Supernova,” February 2020
“When Will it be Game Over for the Universe?” Discover, March 2017
“Anomaly From Above,” Discover, June 2015
“Ever Dream of Becoming an Astronaut? Now’s Your Chance” Discoverwebsite, December 2015
Visit my author page for Scientific American for the most up to date version!
“Riding Along with a Stratospheric Telescope” Scientific American website, March 3, 2020
“The Standard Model (of Physics) at 50” Scientific American website, June 15, 2018
“Didn’t Scientists Already Know where Cosmic Rays Come From?” Scientific American website, September 22, 2017
“Stuff Physicists Don’t Understand- Sonoluminescence” Scientific American website, October 14, 2016
Visit my author page at Astronomy for my latest articles!
“Astronomers Think they can Find the Sun’s Lost Siblings,” Astronomy, July 2020
“Cosmic Firecrackers: The Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts,” Astronomy, February 2018 cover article
“A big eye on the violent universe,” Astronomy, March 2013 cover article
“Untangling the Magnetic Universe,” Astronomy, April 2016
“The Weirdest Star in the Universe,” Astronomy, September 2015
“The Telescope at the End of the World,” Astronomy, February 2015
“Secret Lives of Supermassive Stars,” Astronomy, May 2014
“Spacecraft: Where Are They Now?” Astronomy, December 2013
“Visit Southern California’s Top Astronomy Sites,” Astronomy, December 2011 issue, p. 64.
“Visit Northern California’s Top Astronomy Sites,” Astronomy, July 2011 issue, p. 50.
Sky & Telescope magazine
“Tuning in to Radio Jupiters,” Sky & Telescope, January 2014
“Tales from the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory,” Sky & Telescope, January 2013 issue, p. 70.
I was a regular contributor to the Astrobites website, a site where recent astronomical journal papers are summarized at an undergraduate level.
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Scientific publications submitted and accepted
Please see my research page for my scientific papers! They are also available on my CV.