Kimberly Arcand

Director of Communications at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Associate member
Region - USA


Kimberly K. Arcand is Visualization Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has its headquarters at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Arcand is an award-winning producer and director. She is a leading expert in studying the perception and comprehension of high-energy data visualization across the novice-expert spectrum. She has spear-headed the creation, distribution, and evaluation of large-scale science and technology communications projects. As a science data “story teller” she combines her background in biology and computer science with her current work in the fields of astronomy and physics.