Hi this is Steve Hurley
From an early age I have had an interest in science and astronomy. After leaving high school I studied mathematics and astronomy at Warwick University, followed by a PhD in astronomy from Manchester University. I then went on to work in various roles in the IT industry. I currently live near Manchester in the North West of England with my wife and my elderly cat
My real passion is explaining scientific ideas to the interested lay person and I write a popular science blog (www.explainingscience.org). It is about astronomy, space travel and space exploration and aimed at the non-scientist and written at a level which is easily accessible to the non-scientist but without being dumbed down. This is often a difficult balance to achieve, but I hope I manage it most of the time.
I have also written three popular astronomy books on the Moon, Venus and the search for extraterrestrial life.