Public Lecture: How a Failed Astrophysics Major Became a Successful Science Writer

Public Lecture: How a Failed Astrophysics Major Became a Successful Science Writer

Date

March 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

Room

152

Affiliation

Scientific American

Host

Abstract: I knew from the time I was a very young child that I wanted to be an astronomer. The dream lasted until I got to college, where I learned to my dismay that I actually had no passion for doing what an astronomer does; what I really wanted is to know what an astronomer knows. This is the story of how it all worked out.

MICHAEL D. LEMONICK is the Opinion Editor at Scientific American. He has written more than 50 Time magazine cover stories on science, and has written for National Geographic, The New Yorker and other publications.