Marianne Jakmides DysonAward-winning Author & former Flight Controller
The Wonders of Space
Will humans ever live on other worlds or in space itself?
A former NASA flight controller with a degree in physics, Dyson shares the wonders of space with adults and children through books, articles, stories, and speeches promoting the eventual settlement of space that awaits through investment in science and exploration.
Dyson's books explain why the space station falls and never lands (Space Station Science); how to get oxygen from rocks on the Moon (Home on the Moon); how scientists figured out that the iron in our blood comes from supernovas (Space & Astronomy), where we might build the first settlement on Mars (Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet), and, what it was like to be one of the first women in NASA's Mission Control (A Passion for Space: Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller).
Her reviews of nonfiction and fiction children's books help steer readers to books that get their science facts right. If you're looking for books for friends or kids with an interest in space, Dyson offers a recommended reading list of recent and classic titles.
Speaking of Space...
Dyson offers programs for all ages, from 15-minute keynote speeches to day-long teacher inservice workshops. Invite her to speak at your school or library to hear stories about what it was like being one of the early women in NASA's Mission Control, to learn about living on Mars, to hear how space can save the world, or to take a tour of the solar system. She is also available to teach astronomy mini-courses for middle-school students, and has done so through the CCISD WAVE program.
As a winner of the SCBWI Golden Kite Award and the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award; a former magazine editor; and an experienced technical editor; Dyson is also happy to speak at writers conferences, help judge contests, critique manuscripts, and run writing workshops. To learn more, read about Dyson.
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- Check out my Upcoming Appearances.
- Read an excerpt of A Passion for Space, and order autographed copy.
- FREE Educator's Guide for Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet!
- Read first story free! The Callahan Kids: Tales of Life on Mars anthology.
- Reviewed Space Boy by Diane Curtis Regan in Kids Fiction Reviews S-Z.
Or order Autographed Copy from the author.