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Influence the Future

One particular clear night years ago, you likely gazed at the heavenly realm and, although you may not have realized it at the time, it changed your life. Perhaps you were a teenager who visited a public event hosted by the local astronomy club. After standing expectantly in line, you peered for the first time through a telescope at M42, with its stellar sprin- klings embedded throughout its wispy regions, and its four closely packed Trapezium stars shining in the central glow, sharply bordered by dark nebulae. What a marvelous sight for a young person to encounter!

Download reprinted article from December 2015 Reflector