Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer and blogger with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. His interest began in childhood, when he saw Carl Sagan’s Cosmos for the first time on TV. He was hooked and would collect any space-related newsclippings he could find. In elementary school, with a natural love of art and writing, he would sometimes give astronomy presentations in class and did a space “book” and calendar as class projects.
After focusing on art and design through high school and college, and then following related pursuits, he decided to “return to his roots” and started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which was a chronicle of planetary exploration. In 2015, the blog was renamed as Planetaria. While interested in all aspects of space exploration, his primary passion is planetary science. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now currently writes for AmericaSpace and Futurism (part of Vocal). He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, and has also been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.
He lives in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, nestled between the scenic mountains and ocean of the Pacific west coast.