About

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh

My name is Leah Crane, and I’ve just completed my B.A. in Physics/Astronomy and European Studies at Carleton College. My first passion is space. I recently realized that, rather than working in a lab, I want to work on improving science literacy and how we share science with others. This blog is one step in what I hope to be a long career in science communication and education.

On here, you’ll find articles, interviews, and musings about science literacy, science education, and space. You’ll also find explanations of scientific concepts that (I hope) pretty much anyone will be able to understand.

If you have any questions,  suggestions, or anything that can’t be put in the comments (or if you want to hire me, full-time or freelance, or chat about space, or be my wealthy anonymous benefactor), you can e-mail me at lrubincrane@gmail.com or find me on twitter @DownHereonEarth.

Thank you for reading!

All material on this blog Copyright © Leah Crane 2016

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Leah,
    Just a brief note to say that if you’re able to change one person’s perspective about space, you’ve already made an amazing impact. We certainly need a more scientifically literate society and any help in that direction is a noble cause.
    Thanks!
    electrolights

  2. Any chance you are trying to get social media credentials for any of the upcoming launches at Wallops Flight Facility – like the LADEE launch or the Antares/Cygnus mission to the ISS, both in Sept.? If you are, I’d love to talk to you for a newspaper story. I write for the Gannett papers that cover Wallops.
    Carol Vaughn

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