J. Kelly Beatty,
Last updated: October 1999
E-Mail: kbeatty [at] skypub.com
Brief Biographical Information:
J. Kelly Beatty holds a Bachelors degree in geology from the
California Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in science
journalism from Boston University. Asteroid 2925 Beatty was named on the
occasion of his marriage in 1983, and in 1986 he was one of the 100
semifinalists for NASA's Journalist in Space program.
J. Kelly Beatty has been a telescopic observer of the night sky for more than 30 years and often sets up his trusty 8" f/8 Newtonian reflector for impromptu neighborhood "star parties."
He has observed meteors for many years.
He joined the staff of Sky & Telescope in 1974 and has been the magazine's Senior Editor since 1983. Specializing in planetary science and space exploration, Beatty also contributes to a wide range of other magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. He conceived and edited The New Solar System, now considered a standard reference among planetary scientists. Beatty He holds a Bachelors degree in geology from the California Institute of Technology and a Master's degree in science journalism from Boston University.
Research on Leonid MAC:
near-real time flux measurements