Lisa Grossman is the astronomy writer for Science News. Previously she was a news editor at New Scientist, where she ran the physical sciences section of the magazine for three years. Before that, she spent three years at New Scientist as a reporter, covering space, physics and astronomy. She has a degree in astronomy from Cornell University and a graduate certificate in science writing from UC Santa Cruz. Lisa has won the AGU David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism and the Institute of Physics/Science and Technology Facilities Council physics writing award. She interned at Science News in 2009-2010.
Lisa Grossman's Articles
- NewsThe beginnings of a jet from an active black hole in a distant galaxy were spotted thanks to a lucky alignment.
- NewsA quick-fire polarization camera should help scientists detect the origins of the solar wind during the Aug. 21 eclipse.
- NewsObservations during the total solar eclipse may explain why the sun’s atmosphere is so organized despite arising from a tangled magnetic field.
- NewsThe corona’s plasma jumps and dances thanks to the magnetic field, but scientists have never measured the field directly.
- NewsDuring the eclipse, astronomers will reproduce the 1919 experiment that confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
- NewsInstruments aboard twin research jets will take advantage of the total solar eclipse to make the first thermal map of Mercury.
- NewsThe charged layer of Earth’s atmosphere gets uncharged during an eclipse, and that could have implications for everything from GPS accuracy to earthquake prediction.
- NewsA citizen science experiment will gather the biggest dataset to date of animal responses to a total eclipse.
- NewsTotal eclipses offer scientists a way to see all the way down to the sun’s surface.
- FeatureBetween now and August 21, astronomy writer Lisa Grossman will explore the top questions scientists will tackle during the 2017 total solar eclipse.