The Unfolding

VLAwOrion

The VLA = Very Large Array radiotelescope - Click for full size image.
Notice: Orion in the upper right hand corner.
Radio telescopes can operate in the daytime as well as night.
The VLA is a centimeter wavelength instrument,
observing at 21 cm the wavelength of hydrogen in deep space.
Each of the 27 antennas weighs 230 tons.
I originally came to New Mexico to develop a similar instrument.



The Unfolding


In a universe filled with power and danger, we see beauty:

No hell below us, above us only sky. - John Lennon

pulchra es amica mea = you are beautiful my beloved
Song of Solomon

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The sword of Orion opens the doors of the sky.
from the Pyramid Texts

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— What do the stars have to tell us ? What have they seen?
     - these our starry companions through space and time ? 

—  Did they see the iron pounding in our blood - forged in stars before our sun?
      Did they make the calcium in our bones and the salt in our food?

—  Did they find lucky little Earth hiding in a quiet corner? 

—  And blowing cosmic winds,
          did they wander across the sky like sowers,
              sprinkling down upon Earth the seeds of life?

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GalaxyFrog

Beholding the stars, 

    with their throbbing hearts of fire,

        We understand: We are their children.

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