Michael Lemonick

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Michael Lemonick
Born (1953-10-13) 13 October 1953 (age 68)
EducationPrinceton High School
Alma materHarvard University
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
EmployerScientific American
Spouse(s)Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick

Michael Lemonick (/ˈlɛmənɪk/ LEM-ə-nik,[1] born 13 October 1953) is an opinion editor at Scientific American, a former senior staff writer at Climate Central[2] and a former senior science writer at Time.[3] He has also written for Discover,[4] Yale Environment 360, Scientific American, and others, and has written a number of popular-level books on science and astrophysics, including The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos,[5][6] Echo of the Big Bang,[7] Other Worlds: The Search For Life in the Universe,[8] and Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet's Twin.[9]

Son of Princeton University physics professor and administrator Aaron Lemonick[10] and native of Princeton, New Jersey, Lemonick graduated from Princeton High School,[11] and then earned degrees at Harvard University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He teaches communications and journalism at Princeton University.[12] He currently resides in Princeton with his wife Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick, a photographer and photography instructor at Princeton Day School.



Essays and reporting[edit]

  • Lemonick, Michael (Sep 2013). "Save our satellites". Big Idea. Discover. 34 (7): 22, 24.[13]


  1. ^ "Is It Time to Give Up on Dark Matter?". Archived from the original on 2021-12-13. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  2. ^ Bio Archived 2010-02-10 at the Wayback Machine climatecentral.org
  3. ^ Lemonick has written more than 50 cover stories on topics for Time magazine, including the topics of climate change, astronomy, addiction, and human origins.
  4. ^ The World's Hardest working Telescope
  5. ^ The Georgian Star
  6. ^ Kissack, Randy S. (2009). "Book Review: The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos, by Michael D. Lemonick". Meteoritics & Planetary Science Archives. 44 (5): 781–782.
  7. ^ Echo of the Big Bang,
  8. ^ Other Worlds: The Search For Life in the Universe
  9. ^ Mirror Earth
  10. ^ "PAW March 10, 2004: A moment with..." www.princeton.edu. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  11. ^ Strauss, Elaine. "Michael Lemonick’s Search for Other Worlds", U.S. 1 newspaper, May 6, 1998. Accessed December 10, 2018. "Lemonick’s strong second interest has been music. He played trumpet while he was at Princeton High School."
  12. ^ Lecturer in Astrophysical Sciences
  13. ^ Discover often changes the title of a print article when it is published online. This article is titled "Sending Robotic Repairmen to Space" online.

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