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