Science, Stars and Lessons So Far: How I got into Research

I’ve been delaying writing a blog post for a while mainly because I’ve had difficulty choosing what to write about. However, a few weeks ago I was inspired by Beth’s post (Started from the Bottom Now We’re Here) on how she got interested in research, so I thought this week I’d write a short story about what inspired me to get into science. When in doubt, start from the beginning, right?