|Knowing our place in space and time: A section of the Hubble Extreme Deep Field image. (Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch (UCSC), R. Bouwens (Leiden Obs.), and the XDF Team).|
|The late NASA astronomer, Dr Carl|
Sagan (1934-1996), author, science
populariser and presenter of the
PBS television series: "Cosmos:
A Personal Voyage"
For we're all made of star-stuff, human beings, the other animals and plants with whom we share our tiny planetary home that is lost somewhere between immensity and eternity. Every atom in our bodies was once part of a gargantuan star that lived its life billions of years ago. It died and exploded as a supernova, casting planet and life-forming heavy chemical elements throughout the Cosmos. We are star stuff harvesting starlight, the Cosmos with consciousness.
We owe it to ourselves and to our immensely old and vast Cosmos itself to treat each other more kindly, preserve the Earth and our fellow creatures and to learn about the Cosmos from which we came.
This site is dedicated to exploring this uplifting scientific thought and to Carl Sagan (1934-1996) who showed me, through his book and documentaries my place in space and time.