Kimberly K. Arcand

Science visualization expert working in astronomy & space science, author of popular science books. #scitech, #womeninstem, @kimberlykowal

Kim was working in molecular biology and public health when she was hired for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in 1998. Since she always wanted to be an astronaut when she was little, this opportunity got Kim close to the cosmos but without the long distance commute. Today, Kim uses data to help tell stories about science, whether in the form of a 3D model of an exploded star, a book about the Universe, or a tweet about how fireflies glow. View more of Kim's work at