I am from Upstate NY, and have always had a fascination with the natural sciences. I used to go up north to Canada with my father and great uncle Jim, (a six hour drive)to fish. My uncle Jim taught me alot about geology and astronomy. He showed me how to see things when looking up or down. We looked at both the rocks and the stars. We were able to see the Borealis on clear summer nights.
I was born in August of 68. My parents say the first movie they took me to be Space 2001.
We landed on the moon in 69, and I can remember looking for Skylab to fall. I remember trying to see the shuttle when it orbited the earth on it's first mission. I remember watching DR. Who on PBS when I was 7. I have had the pleasure to be alive during this exciting period of space exploration and hopefully time of enlightenment.(although I wish we could move faster).
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I run the seti@home program for probably the same reason most of us do.
What if there is life out there? The answer could have such ramifications as to completely change our way of life-for better or for worse. Seti@home lets me be a part of it.
I donâ€™t think that we will find anything in the next few years, I honestly think we may not be â€œlisteningâ€ correctly. My Uncle once told me the stars were the face of god.We may need to advance more before can see the whole thing.I hope we figure this one out.