The Big A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!!

This is my first year participating in the Blogging A to Z Challenge and to say I am nervous would be a gross understatement. I am terrified! I am having to learn about all of this in a short amount of time and I am still trying to get a handle on it. The first step was to come up with a theme and even that proved to be more difficult than I thought it would be.

I considered several, everything from clichés to paradoxes to cognitive science (God I am such a nerd) but I couldn’t get topics for each letter of the alphabet for any of those ones. I did realize that I wanted to go with a science theme considering I haven’t gotten nearly as nerdy on this blog as I had wanted to. Then it hit me, Astronomy Day falls on April 25th this year, what better way to celebrate then to devote a whole month to writing about the the science of the universe??

So that was it, the theme this month is Astronomy!

I will write about a new aspect, or term, or concept  of Astronomy everyday and feature a beautiful “Astronomy Photo of the Day” from NASA complete with an explanation. I may even write about more than one thing a day simply because I cannot settle on one thing for each letter. There is so much to cover guys!

I have always been interested in the science of the celestial objects. I remember being a young teenager trying to describe the way gravity works to my younger sister. I had learned about it while watching some PBS special that I can’t remember now and I felt so excited. She either didn’t get it or she didn’t care but I had fallen in love with the universe.

I remember seeing images of the rings of Saturn and learning about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. I remember seeing my first Solar eclipse and learning about the star Rigel and Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion, then deciding the Orion was my favorite constellation. Astronomy also lead me towards Atheism, I could not understand why a God who had created such beautiful objects failed to mention them at all in The Bible.

I look forward to teaching you all about the things I find interesting and maybe learning a few things myself. In the mean time I’ll leave you with one of my favorites comics that illustrates my motivation:

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Arc of the Galaxy image via https://flic.kr/p/pCz4ai

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

20 thoughts on “The Big A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!!”

  1. I’m doing A to Z for the first time this year, too. Although I took Astronomy in college, it was more physics than I was ready for. I have no idea how I passed the class. It’s an area I could definitely learn more about, so I’m looking forward to your posts!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah the physics can be intimidating, and I admit, everything I know I have learned on my own from research and documentaries but I hope I know enough to teach people something and make it interesting :)

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  2. It’s my first time, too :) But compared to you, i took the easy way out, writing about things that inspire me to write. I love your theme and look forward to learn lots of things about the stars!

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  3. thanks to your comment on the Class of January 2015, I am now on the list – I think – but still a bit confused about what its all about! As I read it, you could skip around the themes during the month but hey – we’ll find out soon enough!

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  4. Okay. I am waiting now. Astronomy always interested me but this will be a great insight :) Looking forward to your posts. This is my first time too… I think I am mad to attempt this. But hey! I am letting Harry Potter hold the reins.

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  5. Amazing theme choice, and good luck with your first year! This’ll be my second, and I’m not all that nervous, just excited. I’ll definitely be dropping by here to see what you come up with every day :)

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  6. What a lovely theme! Welcome to the challenge, I am sure you will have a lot of fun with this! :) I have a storytelling program filled with star stories. The night shy fascinates me :) Cheers!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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