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Sarah Al-Ahmed

Digital Community Manager, The Planetary Society

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Sarah Al-Ahmed’s childhood passion for science fiction and astronomy set her on a lifelong mission to share her love of space with the world. Now she is living her dream as the Digital Community Manager for The Planetary Society.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in astrophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. After some time as a data-taker for a supernova research team using instruments at Lick Observatory in Mt. Hamilton, California, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in science communication. Sarah spent five years as a museum guide, writer, and show producer at the historic Griffith Observatory. She was a monthly contributor to Griffith Observer magazine and a content creator for All Space Considered, the observatory’s monthly astronomy news program.

In 2020, Sarah joined The Planetary Society as Digital Community Manager. She uses her science communication skills to cultivate The Planetary Society's online communities. She hopes to inspire others to pursue their dreams and work together to build a bright future among the stars.

Latest Articles

Your guide to future total solar eclipses

Bruce Betts and Sarah Al-Ahmed provided a guide to all total solar eclipses through the end of the 2020s, with dates and locations.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Sail on! Bill Nye and others celebrate LightSail 2’s three years in space

Celebrate the third anniversary of LightSail 2’s launch with Bill Nye and other leaders of The Planetary Society.