Lynsey Schroeder was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1993, and moved to Daytona Beach, Florida in 2011 to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Engineering Physics with a focus on space physics and planetary atmospheres. In 2015 Lynsey moved to Tucson, Arizona, where she works as a Systems Engineer on missile defense technology. She is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Astrodynamics at the University of Arizona part-time. Throughout her life, Lynsey has always had her eyes turned to the stars, and her love of space is what ultimately inspired her love of photography.
Lynsey began doing photography as a hobby in 2014 while interning at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in California. It was seeing the Milky Way shining across the sky for the first time that ignited her interest in astrophotography and led her to pick up her first DSLR camera. Since then, she has fallen in love with seeing the beauty of the natural world through the viewfinder, and has expanded into wildlife, landscape, and macro photography in addition to capturing the night sky.
When she’s not working or studying, Lynsey devotes most of her free time to her photography. She has recently begun sharing her work through prints and social media, and received local recognition when several news stations shared her time-lapse of the 2018 “Super Blue Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse. Lynsey hopes to continue to grow as a photographer, and to experience as much of this beautiful world as she can in her lifetime.