I believe that absolutely anyone can understand science.

That’s right. Anyone.

There are no exceptions in my book. And that’s why this blog exists.

My goal is to write tons and tons of science posts. Over the next twenty years, I plan to publish 200+ posts each on 12+ fields of science.

By the time this blog is complete, it will be a concentrated place for anything you want to learn about science. If you want to research a topic without a million unnecessary trips to the dictionary, chances are it will be here!

So who the heck am I, you ask?

My name is Emma, and I’m a college undergrad studying astronomy and physics at Northern Arizona University. Although my passion is astronomy, I have a broader interest in science in general and love to research as much as I can.

I have a love of knowledge, science, and especially teaching. I’ve found that I don’t enjoy science half as much when I’m researching it for my own benefit. It’s most rewarding when I’m sharing it with others—which is what this blog is for.

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 usually tell them a few fun facts about it. If they’re interested, 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.

Encouraging youth to get active in astronomy leads to encouraging parents to doing the same, and that leads to encouraging the general public. And from there, I can expand beyond astronomy to science in general—because everyone has different interests.

That’s what I do back in California with the Temecula Valley Astronomers (part of the Astronomical League), as well as with the NAU Astronomy Club, and I hope to get active with the Coconino Astronomical Society soon as well.

It’s my mission for Science at Your Doorstep, too. I’ll be writing posts on anything and everything to do with science, as fast as I can research it myself—with a little help from my illustration partner John Garrett (Bright Stars Temecula Valley), who will be doing the graphics.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you around my blog!


P.S. Want to get in touch? Scroll all the way down this page to find a comment form, or you can head over to my contact page to send an email! (Or find me on Facebook.)

For my grandma
Who gave so much
And asked so little.

59 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Perse – hope all is well – I was MIA for most of July – very sorry to hear about your horse. It’s kind of like walking away from your best friend for no reason at all.
    I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award (no strange questions to answer) – my post is here ==> https://timeformythoughts.wordpress.com
    As always, feel free to disregard if you haven’t got the time or inclination.

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  2. Congratulations on your Liebster Award! Thanks for linking to my site, too.

    I wanted to you know that there are some free social follow buttons you can use, seeing as how your site is a WordPress site. They are the ones from about.me and you can learn more about them at http://wordingwell.com/about-me-benefits/.

    They are super-easy to install (it’s simply a widget!) and you’ll grow your following in no time!

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  3. I’ve nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award—no link yet because I scheduled the post for tomorrow morning (EST) while I’ll be at work. Do not feel obligated to accept or pass it on unless you have the time & the inclination.

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  4. Hi Perse. Wanted to write an email, but couldn’t find it…I would really like it, if you would guest blog for me. I was hoping to have 4 guest bloggers who would do a guest post each and I would post it over the next couple of weeks. Kind of every week or every two weeks a guest post. If you are happy to write a guest post every month for me that would work. If it is too much, we can make it every two months or so. If you would rather have a one time guest post, that is fine too. Or if you just want to write when you feel like it: Fine with me too. I am so new to this, that I don’t mind really…Open for everything 😉
    I was hoping that you could either write something astronomy (moon?) related OR maybe in relation to your horse. If you rather write a story, let me know. As I said: I am totally open. Feedback and ideas are appreciated.
    I thought, once we figure out what topics you guys will write about and how on what a frequency, I will post an introduction of you guys and your blogs in which I ask you a couple of questions as well. I will have a new page for the guest blogs. Kind of what I did with the “Your Stories” feature in Couples. Each of you will have his/her own page. Let me know your take on it: amommasview@gmail.com

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  5. An interesting variety of topics, I like that. As you have probably noticed, I found your blog through Blogging 201. I am now a new follower. Do feel warmly invited to visit my blog, too, and maybe follow it back if you find something there to interest you. 🙂

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    • It’s going well. I’ve been busy with other things, but I’ve made headway with my current novel. It’s a Star Trek fan fiction novel, unfortunately, but I’m planning on rewriting several of my non-fan fiction ones when I have time. Thanks for asking! 🙂

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  6. I love the new format for your work. I haven’t read your stories yet. But I plan to. You are very organized. I’ll let you know what I liked best about the books I’ll read. Jane

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      • Hmm, looks like I had more updating and editing to do than I thought…I just keep getting ideas for this site! Oh well…keep reading, there’s more to come!


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