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:
His review of the new Trek movie is definitely worth a look.