Born in 1950
November 17, 2016
I was born in 1950, before computers, before satellited, and before the Moon landing. The science fiction magazines left around my home had wonderful pictures of other worlds. My imagination took flight. It landed on the covers of Scientific American and I discovered that other worlds DO exist: Mars is real, so is Jupiter, Saturn, Venus. And they are very different from fiction. I finagled a small telescope and took out every book I could from the library. My world expanded lightyears beyond any classroom. The deal was clinched when I first saw the Pleiades rising. Such beauty! I am now an amateur astronomer with four telescopes and counting. Clear skies!
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.