The Unfolding


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


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


— 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?



Beholding the stars, 

    with their throbbing hearts of fire,

        We understand: We are their children.


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