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.

Science at Your Doorstep is a place for absolutely any basic science you might want to learn about.

As I flesh out this blog, I plan to cover as much as I can—and go into more detail on topics I’m particularly interested in. Currently, I’m focusing on astronomy, but I plan to move on to other sciences eventually.

So who the heck am I, you ask?

My name is Emma, and I’m a college undergrad majoring in physics at Mount San Jacinto College (with plans to major in astrophysics at Cal Poly Pomona). I’m passionate about everything to do with the wonders of the universe—from learning about them to writing about them.

I’m 23, by no means an expert. I consider myself a science communicator. I don’t claim to be an expert in any field—yet. I do claim to be an enthusiastic lifelong learner, which is all I believe anyone interested in science really needs to start out.

I have about ten years now of experience with observational astronomy as a member of the Temecula Valley Astronomers. For the past decade, I’ve delighted in aiming my two telescopes at faraway objects in the sky for other people to see.

People like you.

My typical audience, wherever I go, is the layman. People who are fascinated by the night skies—or by nature in general—but maybe aren’t sure how to take the first step. People who love looking, and are looking to understand.

If that’s you, you’ve come to the right place. I promise not to bog you down in technobabble, or to send you site-hopping all over the internet to figure out what I’m talking about. I’m not an expert or a researcher—yet! —but what I am is a learner, a talker, and a writer.

And I have to admit…I’m a huge people person, so I look forward to meeting you all.

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.)

Please also take a moment to check out my comment policy 🙂

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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