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Note From Dr. C

Hey there!

Hope you’re having a beautiful summer. You do know about the eclipse, right?

The event of the century is coming up and I’ll be watching it. No matter where you are in the US, you’ll see it to some degree.

If you’ve planned to travel and lodge along the area of totality, you’ll be in for a real treat.

Be sure and get some eclipse glasses. There are a lot of fancy things you can do to photograph it, but in all honesty, the best lenses cost as much as most cars do. Enjoy the eclipse and enjoy the pictures from the professionals afterward.

Events like this were seen as harbingers of great change by the ancients. Today we know they are a predictable phenomenon that are not designed around the lives of humans.

Even if the stars aren’t too worried about our personal dramas, I think major astronomical events can also be used as great times to get perspective on what matters.

Carl Sagan was one of my heroes when I was growing up. He was one of many scientists behind the Voyager I mission that brought a probe to Saturn and beyond.

You know the enigmatic picture of the earth from space that was taken from Apollo 8? Carl Sagan thought it would be a suitable complement to have an image of the earth as viewed from the orbit of Saturn.

It’s pretty humbling. Really not much more than a blue dot. Carl Sagan made a poetic description of the impression one can glean from this perspective in this video.

To your health,
Dr. C

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