Carolyn Collins Petersen

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Carolyn Collins Petersen. Carolyn Collins Petersen

Astronomy Expert

Education

M.S., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Colorado - Boulder

B.S., Education, University of Colorado

Introduction

  • Author/co-author of seven books on astronomy and planetary science, including Astronomy 101 and Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future
  • CEO of Loch Ness Productions, a production company specializing in educational materials for planetariums and science centers
  • Member of the American Astronomical Society and International Planetarium Society

Experience

Carolyn Collins Petersen is a science writer, producer, and former research astronomer. She is the CEO of Loch Ness Productions, a production company specializing educational documentary shows for planetariums and science centers. She has published 7 books on astronomy and planetary science, including Astronomy 101, Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future, and Hubble Vision. 

In addition to her own books and articles on astronomy, Carolyn has written exhibition texts for the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Previously, Carolyn worked on a Hubble Space Telescope instrument team and served as an editor for Sky Publishing, which publishes Sky & Telescope and Skywatch. Carolyn has written more than 40 documentaries and several webcasts on space science, and she regularly gives public presentations and lectures on topics in astronomy.

Education

Carolyn earned a master's degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder, where she studied astronomy, astrophysics, and science communication. She also received her B.S. from the University of Colorado.

Publications

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