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Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.” Plato

Whenever I slip into self-will and begin to question the existence of of God, Creative Intelligence, Spirt of Nature, or whatever my understanding of my Higher Power, I merely need glance up at the night sky…instantly any delusion that there isn’t a power greater than myself is shattered. Although I might not be able to elucidate my vision of exactly what my Higher Power is, one thing is certain…It’s definitely not me! The sheer beauty and expansiveness of the universe help me become right- sized and willing to continue to seek The Spirit of the Universe and fully embrace a life based on the principles of the 12 Steps. The interconnectedness of this web of life we call our universe is a foundation on which my spiritual principles rest. I will get the opportunity to more fully appreciate the vastness and beauty of the universe next week as the Carbondale branch library hosts an astronomy program.

“Garfield County libraries presents an exciting program about the universe, stars, and other celestial wonders. This hands- on program is hosted by astrophysicist, Kevin Manning, who is a former NASA consultant. Following an indoor presentation, we will all go outdoors to view celestial objects in the night sky, such as the rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, and more.” The free program, Astronomy for Everyone:Size and Scale of the Universe will be held at the Carbondale Branch library on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7 p.m.. There will also be programs at the Silt and New Castle branches next week.

We feel we are on the Broad Highway, walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe.” Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous pg. 75

With Gratitude,

Mark Kloster
Alumni Coordinator