Hi! I am the Flip Flop Astronomer. I am passionate about astronomy and science education and advocacy. While I do enjoy wearing flip flops most of the year, my title reflects the friendly and relaxed attitude I use to make science accessible to people of all ages. Beginning in the Fall of 2014 I will be entering grad school to pursue a Ph.D in Science Education. This blog will be a way for me to share my journey, as well as fun science and astronomy stories that I find interesting.