“The universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine.”
– George Santayana (1863-1952), writer and philosopher.
Welcome to astroengine.com. I’m Ian O’Neill and I have a passion for the vast unknown beyond our planet’s atmosphere. It is my hope to share this passion with you through this website and keep you up to date with my work.
For over a decade I have been working as senior producer, science writer and editor for Discovery News and Seeker.com, space blogger for Universe Today and have collaborated with many online and TV channels including Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera and Science Channel. I am now editor of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific‘s Mercury Magazine and a freelance science writer for HowStuffWorks.com, Space.com and others. I hold a Ph.D in solar physics and a Masters in astrophysics.
For examples of a few of the outlets I’ve appeared on/in, see my “In the Media” page.
If you have any problems with this site or have a story you think I might be interested in, please contact me.
Space exploration is an adventure; it’s my job to chronicle our journey.
All content on astroengine.com is copyrighted to Ian O’Neill unless otherwise stated. Blog images are copyrighted to their respective owners and credited accordingly. All views, opinions and interpretations are my own and in no way affiliated with the original research being reviewed. Any mistakes, misinterpretations or typos are my responsibility and no one else’s.
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Great to read your material. When would be good for a quick chat over the ‘phone?
Just wanted to say that I was the photographer that contributed the photo for you when we met at Orlando, FL. I still am the photographer for 7×24 so maybe we will run into each other again down the road. Great site. Wish you the best!