Southern Illinois University
Pamela Gay is passionate about using new media to engage people in science and technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Texas, Austin and is presently an assistant research professor in the STEM center at Southern Illinois University.She specializes in communicating astronomy through numerous vehicles including the AstronomyCast podcast series and her latest citizen science project CosmoQuest.
Her numerous popular articles have appeared in such periodicals as Astronomy, Sky and Telescope, and Lightspeed. She has also appeared in and voiced science shows on the History Channel, National Geographic Channel, and PBS.
Gay received her PhD in Astronomy from the University of Texas, Austin, in 2002 and a BS degree in Astrophysics from Michigan State University in 1996. She works as an assistant research professor in the STEM center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Gay was on the Council (Board of Directors) for the American Association of Variable Star Observers, as well as its Educational Committee Chair.