There can be no thought of finishing for ‘aiming for the stars.’ Both figuratively and literally, it is a task to occupy the generations. And no matter how much progress one makes, there is always the thrill of just beginning.

Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.

If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.

There can be no thought of finishing for ‘aiming for the stars.’ Both figuratively and literally, it is a task to occupy the generations. And no matter how much progress one makes, there is always the thrill of just beginning.  Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.

If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.