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Stephen Hawking never made it into space.  He is pictured above in a NASA Zero Gravity Chamber.  He died in March, but left behind a legacy of courage, knowledge and the ability to communicate without being able to speak.

He looked outward into the universe and wrote papers on Particle Creation by Black Holes, The Large Scale Structure of Space, Wave Function of the Universe, and many more that were born of gazing upwards.

On Monday, January 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm you can go stargazing at Widener University's Observatory.  Look through their 16 inch Meade Cassegrain reflecting telescope and reflect on some of Hawking's brilliant thoughts...
  • “It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. It’s a crazy world out there. Be curious.”
  • “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” 
  • “One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”
  • “One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist.... Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” 
Read more quotes and a full story at this Newsweek Web Page

Considered by many to be a once in a generation genius, Hawking never won a Nobel Prize.

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