JoEllen McBride


Dr. JoEllen McBride is a mom, science communicator and astrophysicist whose main purpose is to make science inclusive and accessible to anyone that wants to participate. She earned her Ph.D in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016. Her research focused on galaxies that live close to each other and how that affected their ability to create stars. After that, she was a AAAS Mass Media Fellow at Voice of America in Washington D.C. and an adjunct faculty member in the physics department at West Chester University. She currently works as an astronomy subject matter expert for hire and is a board member of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy.

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Maria Kirch was the first woman to discover a comet, but her husband took the credit

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Even 300 years later, Maria Margaretha Winkelmann Kirch is denied credit for her work

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Galaxies are eating each other and the Milky Way might be next

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Astronomers see a trail of destruction in the patterns of Andromeda's stars.

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Earth is surrounded by minor planets — look no further than the Asteroid Belt

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New Horizons had eyes for Pluto and MU69, but Mariakirch is much closer to home

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Organic food is booming, but it's grinding field laborers into the dirt

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The well-being of organic farmworkers is falling to the wayside as we rapidly increase our consumption of these premium products

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