Science 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 occasion. Here are my latest magazine publications:
Freelance science writing
I have been writing articles about astronomy since I began graduate school, which are linked below. Unfortunately, the Astronomy and Sky & Telescope articles are behind pay walls- please contact me if you want to read a copy.
“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
“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
“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.
I was a regular contributor to the Astrobites website, a site where recent astronomical journal papers are summarized at an undergraduate level.
Scientific publications submitted and accepted
- RFI Flagging Implications for Short-Duration Transients. Y. Cendes et al., Astronomy & Computing, submitted.
- The LOFAR Multifrequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS) I. Survey description and first results. G. H. Heald & 140 authors including Y. Cendes. 2015, A&A, in press. [arxiv: 1509.01257]
- LOFAR MSSS: Detection of a low-frequency radio transient in 400 hrs of monitoring of the North Celestial Pole. Stewart, A.J. & coauthors including Y. Cendes. 2015, MNRAS, accepted. [arxiv: 1512.00014]
- The LOFAR Transients Pipeline. Swinbank, John D. & 27 authors including Cendes, Yvette. 2015, Astronomy and Computing, 11, p. 25-48 [arxiv: 1503.01526]
- LOFAR Observations of Swift J1644+57 and Implications for Short-Duration Transients. Cendes, Y. et al., 2015, A&A, submitted. [arxiv: 1412.3986]
- New methods to constrain the radio transient rate: results from a survey of four fields with LOFAR. Carbone, D. & 25 authors including Cendes, Y. N. 2015, MNRAS, submitted. [arxiv:
Other articles and Appearances
Is Star Wars allemaal fantasie, of leven er toch ergens Wookiees? (“Is Star Wars all fantasy, or do Wookies exist?”) Interview in English
A South Pole Eye on the Sky,” CWRU Art/Sci Magazine, spring/summer 2014