Marianne Jakmides DysonAward-winning Children's Author & former Flight Controller
The Wonders of Space
Why would anyone want to live or work in space?
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 positive future that awaits through investment in science and exploration.
Dyson's books, which have been excerpted for use in multiple state reading tests, explain why the space station falls and never lands (Space Station Science); that the Moon does NOT have a dark side (Home on the Moon); and how scientists figured out that the iron in our blood comes from supernovas (Space & Astronomy). Two new books are coming out in 2015: Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet, coauthored with Buzz Aldrin for National Geographic; and, from Springer, Dyson's space shuttle memoir about being one of the first women in Mission Control.
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 how space can save the world or to take a tour of the solar system. She teaches an astronomy mini-course for middle-school students 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 for Scholastic, Enslow, and National Geographic; Dyson is also happy to speak at writers conferences, help judge contests, critique manuscripts, and run writing workshops. To learn more, read about Dyson.
- Check out her animated Moon map to see where the Apollo missions landed.
- Reviewed The Planet Thieves in Kids Fiction Reviews M-R
- I'm coauthoring a book with Buzz Aldrin for National Geographic Children's Books. Publication in Fall 2015.
- Updated data on Women Flight Controllers
- Read first story free! The Callahan Kids: Tales of Life on Mars anthology.
- Check out my Memoir-in-Progress Fire in Mission Control.
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