Elisabeth (Roen) Kelly is responsible for many of the illustrations and diagrams in Astronomy
magazine. She began work on the magazine in 1996.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Communications from the University of Toronto. The focus of the degree is medical/scientific illustration. She graduated with honors in 1993.
Elisabeth won the 2007 Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society Popular Writing Award along with Senior Editor Francis Reddy. The award was given for the illustrated spread "The Sun's biggest blasts," published in the December 2006 issue of Astronomy
. She also received an honorable mention award from the Association of Medical Illustrators and was accepted into the 2007 Dr. Pascual International Medical Illustration show in Cáceres, Spain.