To my readers: I am in the process of doing a massive update to the blog after a year-long hiatus. Stay tuned for images from Belgium, Scotland, Germany, Israel, and Chile!

Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Emily Berkson and I am a quarter-century old amateur astronomer, imaging scientist, wanna-be photographer, and weekend explorer. I was a professional student for a bit, but at the start of 2017 I entered the work force and started my career. As of early 2018, it’s going pretty well!

After obtaining a BSc in Astronomy from the University of Arizona in 2013, I moved to live and work in Hawaii for the better part of a year. I started the blog so friends and family could keep up with my experiences, and five years later I’m still moving and still writing, first as a graduate student and now as a software engineer. I’ve lived in Laurel/College Park, MD; Tucson, AZ; Hilo, HI; Rochester, NY; Los Alamos, NM; and St. Louis, MO, and travel further abroad every chance I get. I have a limited time to explore and experience most of these places, so I try to make the most of it, and this blog shows some of that! Please explore, and feel free to leave a comment or share a page!

– Emily (Last Updated 05/15/2018)