Carole Stott has combined her writing career with bringing up a family since 1989. She has written a number of popular astronomy books for both children and adults including Eyewitness Explorers Night Sky, Pockets Space Facts, Eyewitness Space Exploration and Action Books: Fly The Space Shuttle. As well as these she has written more specialist books and articles for academic journals.
Prior to full time writing, Carole Stott worked at the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich. This is part of the National Maritime Museum, London. For the last six years of that period she was Curator and Head of the Observatory. Carole specialised in the history of astronomy and increasing the public's understanding and enjoyment of the heavens. At Greenwich she was also responsible for horology, navigation and hydrography.
Whilst at Greenwich she organised a wide variety of public events, from major exhibitions covering modern astronomy, space and Halley's Comet, to regular viewings of the night sky. She also arranged 'fundays' for children and families - the biggest of which attracted over 12,000 people! With a young family of her own and the introduction of astronomy on the national curriculum, she writes for and talks to increasingly younger audiences, trying to find new ways of bringing the Universe down to Earth. During her years as an astronomer Carole has lectured and broadcast on TV and radio to audiences all around the world.