Camille M. Carlisle was an editorial intern at Sky & Telescope in 2008 and joined the staff as an assistant editor in 2011. In 2014 she took the moniker science editor.
Beginning as an astronomy and astrophysics major at Villanova University, Camille soon discovered that her favorite part of physics lab was writing lab reports. She eventually switched to an English major halfway through her junior year. After graduation she went on to complete a master's degree in science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before returning to S&T Camille worked at Science News magazine in Washington, D.C., where her primary role was as the publication’s fact checker. Her articles have appeared in S&T, Science News, Technology Review, and MIT’s webzine Scope. She was also a fellow of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing in 2009-2010.
Camille handles science features for Sky & Telescope, overseeing acquisitions and editing of freelance pieces as well as writing feature articles herself. She also works with the art director to create infographics and covers science news for the website. She’s fond of chocolate chip cookies and passionate about black holes — she wrote both her bachelor's and master's theses on them (black holes, not cookies) and blogs about them in her online column The Black Hole Files.
Camille won the 2021 Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award for her May 2020 cover story “Rugged Worlds” and the 2022 David N. Schramm science journalism award in high-energy astrophysics for her June 25, 2020, news blog “Gravitational Wave Detectors Find Mystery ‘Mass Gap’ Object.”