When stars align . . .

B.Michael was enthralled with maps, globes, atlases — anything that helped locate himself/ourselves in space, and imagine where else he/we could be. He also thought beyond our planet, and found boundless fascination and joy at one of his favorite places on Earth, New York’s American Museum of Natural History and, in particular, the Hayden Planetarium.

In May of 1997, he made his love affair with this heavenly institution official, the life-long learner-teacher that he was, by enrolling in an astronomy course. His certificate below is signed by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who, like B.Michael, was born in Manhattan in 1958.


What, pray tell, would B.Michael say about the images from the James Webb Space Telescope?!?

B.Michael would also appreciate Nikita Gill‘s poetry: “We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.”

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