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Ian O’Neill (Astroengine.com)

Ian O’Neill (Astroengine.com)

Ian O’Neill (Astroengine.com)
Editor

My passion has always been space exploration and, upon completing my PhD in solar physics in 2006 at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, I assumed my future would be finding a postdoc research position so I could continue my work. Instead, after meeting my incredible wife and moving to the US, my life took an exciting turn. Without realizing it, I’d fallen out of active research and into science communication, writing about a multitude of space science topics until I embarked on a nine-year adventure with Discovery Channel’s science news website Discovery News (now Seeker.com) as space producer, online editor, writer and video host. I’m now Editor for the ASP’s Mercury Magazineand freelance science writer for major outlets such as Space.com and HowStuffWorks.com, with the mission of communicating this “golden age” of astronomy and astrophysics to as wide an audience as possible. I also maintain my own space news website Astroengine.com. The exploration of space is our biggest adventure; it’s my job to chronicle our journey.

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