Carolyn Collins Petersen
Carolyn Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions (www.lochnessproductions.com), a fulldome production company. She is an award-winning science writer, with more than three dozen documentaries to her credit. Her latest book is “Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future”. She has written or co-written a number of books, including “Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive.” She was senior author for major exhibits at Griffith Observatory, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the California Academy of Sciences.She writes regularly about astronomy on her own blog, TheSpacewriter’s Ramblings (http://www.thespacewriter.com) and for ThoughtCo (https://www.thoughtco.com/astronomy-4133558). Carolyn studied education and astronomy at the University of Colorado, and earned a graduate degree in mass communications (science emphasis, and minor in telecommunications engineering) in 1996 from CU, where she also worked on a Hubble Space Telescope instrument team. She spent several years as an editor and writer at Sky Publishing. She is a speaker for Smithsonian Travels, and is a member of the American Astronomical Society. In addition to offering talks, Carolyn will moderate the ScienceFest talks and panel, appear at the Meet and Greet and also at the “Ask a Scientist” table.