Have you ever spent hours on end searching the web for scientific explanations, only to find incomprehensible jargon?
I know the feeling. I have that problem whenever I try to read my dad’s astronomy magazines.
It also hampered my ability to write my freshman year research paper on global warming. I couldn’t understand my sources.
Well, I’m here to fix that—for you, at least! My name is Emma, and I’m a college undergrad studying secondary education in general science at Northern Arizona University.
I have a passion for knowledge, fact-checking, and especially teaching.
I’m nowhere near certified yet. But I have experience. I attend as many of my astronomy club’s outreach events as I can, and I delight in aiming my telescopes at faraway objects in the sky for other people to see.
People like you.
Out in the field, at these stargazing events, I don’t limit my presentation to what people can see through the telescope. I also tell them what they’re looking at, and usually a couple fun facts about it. If they’re interested enough, I go into more depth about why those facts are true.
And explaining the why isn’t just something I do at star parties. I’ve been doing that for years. I used to write a monthly column for my astronomy club’s newsletter, and I’ve published an article in the Reflector magazine.
That article was called “Today is a Gift,” and encourages youth to get active in astronomy. Because that’s my main drive. I’m fascinated with science in general, but my passion is for astronomy.
Encouraging youth to get active in astronomy leads to encouraging parents to do the same, and that leads to encouraging the general public.
So that’s what I’m here for. That’s what you’ll find here on Science at Your Doorstep. I will be writing posts on anything and everything to do with astronomy and the universe, as fast as I can research it myself.
I’ll be posting the following content:
Informational posts completely devoid of technobabble, jargon (unless explained), and overly academic language.
Because chemistry is just as elusive and difficult to grasp as astronomy. I try to compare chemistry topics to real-world situations and examples.
- Claims Debunked
Why the moon landings definitely did happen, why astrology is more of a belief system than a science, and why the Earth isn’t flat, among others.
- Climate Science
Climate change, and especially global warming, is hard to research and drowning in political agendas besides. I try to clear a few things up.
- General Science
Other scientific facts and tidbits that don’t fit into the categories above. I’d be remiss if I concentrated on only 3 fields of science.
Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you around my blog!