Editor of SkyNews
Terence Dickinson has been editor of SkyNews since the magazine's first issue in 1995. He has been involved in astronomy full-time since 1967 as a writer, an editor, a teacher and a broadcaster. He is Canada's leading author of astronomy books for both adults and children. Notable among his 14 books is NightWatch, one of the best-selling stargazing books in the world. His popular articles on astronomy have appeared in dozens of magazines, from Reader's Digest to Popular Mechanics. Asteroid 5272 Dickinson is named after him. In 1995, he was appointed by the Governor General as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Alan Dyer, coauthor of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide, is program producer at the Calgary Science Centre Planetarium. He is widely regarded as an authority on commercial telescopes, and his evaluations of astronomical equipment appear regularly in major North American astronomy magazines.
Ken Hewitt-White, a columnist since the inception of SkyNews, has been an avid deep-sky observer for more than four decades. An experienced communicator of astronomy and backyard stargazing, Ken lives in southwestern British Columbia.
Born and educated in Canada, author and comet hunter David Levy has lived in Arizona for the past two decades. He is co-discoverer of the historic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 that crashed into Jupiter in 1994.
Todd Carlson is an enthusiastic observer and astrophotographer living under pristine skies near North Bay, Ontario. Always having an interest in astronomy, he did not own a telescope until 1993 when his wife surprised him with one for Christmas. He is an avid photographer who has had numerous wildlife photos published and has also done concert photography for rock legend Ted Nugent. He and his wife share their log home with three cats on 50 acres of forest filled with wildlife.
Ray Villar is the news director for the Hubble Space Telescope at its headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. He teaches astronomy part-time and writes on popular astronomy topics for magazines, radio shows and planetariums. In 2005, he collaborated with space artist Lynnette Cook on the book Infinite Worlds: An Illustrated Voyage to Planets Beyond Our Sun.
Terry Bridges is a Canadian astronomer based in Kingston, Ontario, where he completed his Ph.D. in astrophysics at Queen's University in 1992. He has worked in astronomy in Toulouse, France; at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, in England; and at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, in New South Wales. He is a member of the 100 Hours of Astronomy task group.
Gary Seronik is an award-winning astronomy writer and speaker based in Victoria, British Columbia. An acknowledged expert on such diverse subjects as binocular astronomy, telescope making and lunar observing, he is also an experienced reviewer of commercial astronomical equipment. SkyNews readers know him best for his regular “On the Moon” column. Gary has a website featuring his astronomical writing at GarySeronik.com.