Mission

Tina Liu

Tina Liu

Tianjia (Tina) Liu is a freshman at Columbia University.  At Irvine High, she was deeply involved in community service, as Tutor Captain at the Irvine Heritage Library and volunteer at the Discovery Science Center. Inspired by COSMOS and an experience as a co-author for a published research paper, she wants to pursue research at Columbia. She is also an amateur poet, avid blogger and book reader, and astronomy enthusiast. She enjoys learning about astronomy and sharing that knowledge with others. To foster that knowledge, she has attended an Astronomy course at community college and the Astronomy and Astrophysics cluster at COSMOS: UCI, the California summer camp for science and math.

This blog is dedicated to the wonderful science of astronomy. Everything about the cosmos interests me, and I want to share that interest with you. Let me show you the wonders of outer space! Everything written on this site so far is a compilation of notes that I have gathered from astronomy courses or prior knowledge, except for news articles which include the references in the post.

So far, I’m summarizing the key aspects of astronomy, such as information on the solar system, universe, theories, galaxies, and stars as well as will exploring current events in astronomy, interesting facts, stories, etc. If you comment, I promise to respond and I hope you will enjoy astronomy! I will also gladly answer questions if you wish to ask or take any requests for posts. I also have another blog called “Mind Paths,” where I post my poetry, art, and writings. Thank you for visiting “The Cosmos!”

“We are made of starstuff” – Carl Sagan (astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author)

65 thoughts on “Mission

    • Hi Alex,
      Thank you for your compliments! I’m really glad you’ve stumbled across my blog. Great to hear this. :)
      Tina

  1. Thanks Tina, this is a wonderful site, I think I will finally become a more proficient astronomer visiting here regularly. Thanks for following me. Keep up the great work.

    • Hello! Thank you for your comment. I really enjoyed posting on astronomy and sharing to fellow bloggers. Great to hear about your interest in astronomy! Your blogs are amazing; I look forward to reading your adventures. :)
      Tina

  2. I’m FASCINATED by astronomy.. all of nature really. It’s great and vast and infinite and it describes something so familiar to us without even using words. I’m glad I found your blog.. looking forward to these beautiful bits of information coming my way!

    • Thank you so much Mack! Your blog is equally as inspirational and sweet, if not more. Congratulations to you too. I’ve been behind on nominations lately, but I’ll be sure to honor yours as soon as possible. Thanks again! :D
      Tina

    • Wow, that must’ve been amazing! It’s fascinating how much technology and knowledge has allowed astronomers and engineers to discover new depths of astronomy.
      Tina

  3. Tina ! I’ve come to you via the Very Inspiring Blogger Award trail. I love that you are into astronomy! I like to discover, learn, imagine, and write as well! My first published story is centered on the constellation of Orion and the Greek myth of that egotistical giant. So glad I found your blog, I write mostly YA literary and science fiction. You are indeed a great inspiration! ;-)

    • Wow, thank you Jammie. :D I’m glad we share same interests – astronomy, mythology. I just absolutely adore Greek myths, and mythology is often hand-in-hand with astronomy!
      Tina

  4. Hi Tina
    Thanks for dropping into the Elephant House and liking a blog or two.
    AnElephant likes likes.
    Fascinating blog you have here – but too much for a poor pachyderm on a first visit.
    Will be back, and AnElephant never forgets!

  5. This looks wonderful, Tina! I am especially impressed (and inspired!) to see this from someone still so comparably young. (I am 54, and began my first blog when I was 52.)

    And, you go! ;-)

  6. I also want to add that astronomy is a passion of mine. I’ve owned a Celestron 8 for a LONG time, use Starry Night software, took some photos of Comet Halle-Bopp back in the 90′s and a lunar eclipse in 1989. (I also posted those images on my blog.) Also took some of the Enterprise shuttle went it flew into New York city. Best to you.

    • Rich,
      Thanks for visiting and following my site! It’s so great that you have been involved with astronomy. Although I wasn’t born yet at the time, I’m sure the Comet Halle-Loop and the lunar eclipse in New York must have been wonderful to witness and capture.
      Tina

  7. This is a fabulous blog, Tina Liu. Your posts are well written and you make it very interesting especially because readers can feel your love and interest for astronomy in what you write. I’m looking forward to my next visit here and send you my best wishes.

    • Hi Rick!
      Thank you for your well wishes! I’m glad that you like my posts. I hope I will inform more people on astronomy and astrophysics, and above all introduce them to this wonderful science. I hope you will continue to visit my blog.
      Tina

  8. Hi Tina,

    I am pretty much interested to know of elementary astronomy. I find your blog the right place to learn something about this fascinating world.

    Regards,
    Dilip

  9. That’s great that you’re into writing and astronomy too – a true Renaissance woman! I always regretted not learning more about it in school so am looking forward to your posts :)

  10. I’ve just read some articles here and I’m amazed. Would you like to become one of my authors? If you do, then please notify me.
    Rolland Arriza
    The Science Bulletin

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