The Astronomer and the Lost Scriptures of Stuology. (Part One)
Good Evening, I am The Astronomer…
For the last eighteen months, I have been travelling over 876 Million miles through Space, hurtling at a velocity of 67 108 Mph on a quest to finally bring back ‘The Lost Scriptures of Stuology’. A journey that has spanned a vast distance in an elliptical orbit around a single main sequence star, that is the heart of our Solar System. I however, am fortunate safe in the knowledge that I did not even have to leave the comfort of my own Observation Post at STU H.Q, here on The Planet Earth to achieve such an amazing feat.
I have witnessed during my travels the beauty of The Andromeda Galaxy, our closest Galactic neighbour that lies Approximately 2.5 Billion Light Years away, and The M81 Galaxy in Ursa Major (a.k.a. Big Dipper, or The Plough). I have also had the pleasure of being mesmerised by such galactic phenomenon such as The Crab Nebula in The Constellation of Taurus, The Ring Nebula in Lyra, in the constellation that is home to bright white star Vega that is 25.3 light years away, and now known to have exo-planets in its gravitational orbit. The greatest sight to behold any Astronomer, is surely the astounding elegance of the Planet Saturn with its glorious majestic rings system, it never fails to blow me away.
However, whilst seeing with my own eyes the light from distant galaxies, with their photons traversing millions if not billions of light years to finally settle in the retina of ‘my’ eyes is an astounding realisation not to mention, the most beautiful sights our very own Milky Way Spiral Galaxy has to offer. Mankind has developed to successfully be able to comprehend aswell as becoming, one of the vast array of components that makes up the very fabric of the Universe. The evolution of the Human Race, combined with the amount of knowledge we know about the Science and its Laws of Physics that govern our entire reality, should make each and every man and woman that has ever walked the Earth, extremely privileged to have been given the gift of life. The intelligence formed through around 200000 years of evolution, makes us the only life form we know so far, that can understand the world, yet ponder and comprehend the basics of The Cosmos that we are part of, and makes me realise how wonderful it is to be alive at this time in History.
However, gazing with fascination at some of the furthest reaches of the observable Universe, staring deep into the distant past, across many millions of Light Years, Dark Days have managed to take a hold of me, and will not relinquish its menacing tight grip. Immersed in its gloom that envelops me, its grasps me like a constant invisible cloud of deep, deep darkness… That is until the Astronomer’s long awaited return, to rightfully reclaim The Lost Scriptures of Stuology, and banish his dark nemesis once and for all…Hopefully.
To Be Continued….
The Astronomer and The Lost Scriptures of Stuology. (Part Two) to follow and explain all…
Watch This Space..and more importantly the one that hangs above our heads in night sky.
In Memory of Sir Patrick Moore R.I.P