When Scott Roberts, avid stargazer and founder and president of Explore Scientific, describes what it’s like to observe, through a telescope, our solar system hurtling through space among the vastness of cosmos and billions of other galaxies, he details a journey like no other. After several hours of observation, he says, the stargazer reaches an epiphany when his guard falls down and he’s overcome by humility. A “feeling of interconnectedness” takes hold, and at that point, he makes an abrupt transformation from observer to explorer. “Every object he or she sees for the first time is a discovery,” Roberts says.
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