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Old June 16 2009, 06:28 PM   #55
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Re: Starship Enterprise "Broken Bow" (Alternate version)

Eagler wrote: View Post
Plait Observatory as in Phil Plait?
That's the fellow!

I was originally going to call it the Sagan observatory, but two references to him in the same post seemed a bit contrived. Having Polly quote Sagan was a last minute addition. It just seemed to sum up what she would be feeling perfectly, his words being far more meaningful and eloquent than anything I could come up with.

For those unfamiliar with the quote, it can be found in full here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_blue_dot

To those unfamiliar with the marvellous Phil Plait, I can heartily recommend his 'Bad Astronomy' blog:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/

His review of the new Trek movie is definitely worth a look.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/ba...iew-star-trek/
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