Click the image to the right to go to the Guardian’s article in today’s paper about a campaign to reduce light pollution. We tend to like these stories, and that publication, and have been known to support pollution-reducing schemes in our own communities; but quoting our favorite cosmos guru ensures attention:
When the late American astronomer Carl Sagan wrote the first paragraph to the book that accompanied his landmark 1980 television series Cosmos, he got straight to the nub of why staring up at the sky at night is – and will always be – a belittling, yet wondrous, experience for us humans.
“The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be,” he said. “Our feeblest contemplations of the cosmos stir us … We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”