Astronomy Magazine Associate Editor Alison Klesman.
Please join me in welcoming Alison Klesman, a very talented astronomer, as Astronomy’s new associate editor. You will be seeing a great deal of Alison’s work in the coming weeks and months within the magazine, on the website, and in some videos and other media to come. All of us at Astronomy are very proud to have her on board.
Alison earned her bachelor’s degree in physics and master’s degree in earth, atmospheric, and planetary science from MIT. During this time, she completed several years of research in the field of planetary science, working on research topics that ranged from comets and asteroids to the atmosphere of Pluto. After earning her Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Florida for work surveying active galactic nuclei in massive galaxy clusters, Alison decided to pursue a career in professional writing as a web content writer for Student Experts, Inc. Many of her evenings were also spent as a star tour guide for visitors at Spencer’s Observatory, a small privately-owned observatory in Tucson, Arizona.