Meet the Staff of Sky Publishing

Sky & Telescope magazine, founded in 1941 by Charles A. Federer Jr. and Helen Spence Federer, has the most experienced staff of any astronomy magazine in the world. Its editors are virtually all amateur or professional astronomers, and every one has built a telescope, written a book, done original research, developed a new product, or otherwise distinguished him or herself. Several of S&T's editors have been honored by the world's astronomers by having asteroids named after them, and our designers and artists have had their extraordinary talents recognized by their peers in the magazine-publishing industry.

If you select a highlighted name from the following list, you'll call up a brief biography of that staff member.


Editor in Chief
Peter Tyson

Senior Editors
J. Kelly Beatty
Alan M. MacRobert

Equipment Editor
Sean Walker

Science Editor
Camille Carlisle

Web Editor
Monica Young

Observing Editor
S. N. Johnson-Roehr

Art & Design

Design Director
Patricia Gillis-Coppola

Illustration Director
Gregg Dinderman

Leah Tiscione


Senior Contributing Editors
Robert Naeye
Roger W. Sinnott

Contributing Editors
Jim Bell
Trudy Bell
John E. Bortle
Greg Bryant
Thomas A. Dobbins
Alan Dyer
Tom Field
Tony Flanders
Ted Forte
Sue French
Steve Gottlieb
David Grinspoon
Ken Hewitt-White
Johnny Horne
Emily Lakdawalla
Jerry Lodriguss
Rod Mollise
Donald W. Olson
Joe Rao
Dean Regas
Fred Schaaf
Govert Schilling
Gary Seronik
William Sheehan
Mike Simmons
Alan Whitman
Charles A. Wood
Robert Zimmerman

Contributing Photographers
P. K. Chen
Akira Fujii
Robert Gendler
Babak Tafreshi

Publishing and Marketing

Advertising Sales Director
Peter D. Hardy Jr.

Advertising Services Manager
Lester J. Stockman

Information Technology Manager
Denise Donnarumma

Consumer Marketing
Joseph Izzo

F+W, A Content + E-Commerce Company

James Ogle

VP / Group Publisher
Phil Sexton

Chief Digital Officer
Chad Phelps

Senior VP / Operations
Phil Graham

VP / Communications
Stacie Berger

Director of Magazine Marketing & Fulfillment
Mark Fleetwood