I'm a freelance science writer focusing mainly on astronomy and physics.

 

I have written for Nature, the BBC, Quanta, Discover, NovaTechnology Review, Scientific American, Nautilus, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and others. Before going freelance, I was a reporter and physical sciences news editor at New Scientist, an associate editor at Astronomy  and a researcher at the glossy monthly Health.

 

In 2012, I was one of the winners of the first European Astronomy Journalism prize for a feature about Venus's historic transit of the Sun that year.

 

I have a bachelor's degree in physics from Grinnell College and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

I live near Boston with my husband, a computer programmer and recovering science writer, our son and a cat.

© Maggie McKee 2017