Weekend Diversion: Party with the Stars (and me)

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!” –Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re a regular here, you’re no doubt more connected and interested in what lies beyond this world than … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Party with the Stars (and me)

So much more than an Atom Smasher

“Forget it. I didn’t have that thing inside me where I wanted to smash against somebody and watch them break. I was too sensitive for that and disliked being that sensitive.” –Josh Brolin How do you figure out what something is made of? You take it apart — cracking it open if necessary — and … Read moreSo much more than an Atom Smasher

This is the Universe… but is it art?

“At the last dim horizon, we search among ghostly errors of observations for landmarks that are scarcely more substantial. The search will continue. The urge is older than history. It is not satisfied and it will not be oppressed.” –Edwin Hubble While new discoveries are made about the Universe, a new explorer finds its way … Read moreThis is the Universe… but is it art?

Sometimes, Size is Everything!

“I went into a clothing store, and the lady asked me what size I was. I said, ‘Actual’. I’m not to scale.” –Demitri Martin When you look out at the Universe, what you can see is limited, at the most fundamental level, by the size of what you look with. This is why you can … Read moreSometimes, Size is Everything!

What Lies in the great Pinwheel Galaxy?

“This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time.” –Frances Willard As spring gives way to summer here in … Read moreWhat Lies in the great Pinwheel Galaxy?