07 December 2009
"To Gaze Is To Think." -Salvador Dali
I have always been a watcher of the skies. I remember one of my earliest recollections of astral amazement found me riding my bike down the road in the dark (no street lights), staring up at the stars wondering, "How did I get here?"
Tim Ferris has created a film called, Seeing in the Dark. America's Writer Laureate of astronomy invites millions of viewers to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. Ferris says, "It introduces viewers to the rewards of first-person, hands-on astronomy — from kids learning the constellations to amateur astronomers doing professional-grade research in discovering planets and exploding stars. I hope it will encourage many viewers to make stargazing part of their lives, and a few to get into serious amateur astronomy."
"We humans have since learned more about ourselves by studying the wider world—by investigating the processes that created life and shaped its evolution—than we ever did through introspection, and we see those processes written large in the depths of the sky."
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