Unlike most of the sciences, astronomy is always done at a distance. You can see the stars, but you can’t do anything about them.
Sometimes the media would like us to believe that we’re all astronomers, simply passive witnesses in a world out of our control.
But the world is never out of our influence.
Remembrance, connection, possibility, invention, empathy, insight, correction, care and justice are all up to us.
We not only observe, but we make changes happen. Our participation (or apathy) leads to a different future.
The ocean is made of drops. And the drops are up to us. Who else is going to care enough to make an impact?