A Place Among the Stars
For all of human history, we have looked up in wonder at the night sky. Knowledge of the stars and their yearly cycle brought the ancestors of the Māori to New Zealand. This knowledge has also helped humankind make sense of the world for as long as we have been able to look up.
Modern astronomy has revealed that by studying the stars, we discover our origins and our place within the seemingly infinite universe. Unfortunately, for many of us, light pollution in urban and suburban areas makes viewing our home galaxy, the Milky Way, impossible. We have become disconnected from the cosmos.