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 in May of 2022.
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 22, 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.
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!
For my grandma
Who gave so much
And asked so little.