Astronomy is a science of math and optics and pure imagination.
Astrophysics is the philosophy of creation on a grand scale.
What do we really know about the moon, the sun, planetary orbits, stars?
Many times I have looked at the night sky with awe and wonder, thinking of all those people living out there to meet. Of great sea shores, and stunning sunsets. Gorgeous women and out of body experiences. Just out there. Just out of reach. I can’t get to the stars but the government says it can, if we agree to pay for it. If we don’t agree they’ll just black budget it.