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!

Discover magazine Yvette Cendes

Discover magazine

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

Scientific American

Visit my author page for Scientific American for the most up to date version!

“Riding Along with a Stratospheric TelescopeScientific American website, March 3, 2020

The Standard Model (of Physics) at 50Scientific 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

Astronomy magazine

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 Yvette Cendes

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.

Scientific publications submitted and accepted

Please see my research page for my scientific papers!  They are also available on my CV.