Ptolemy's Cafe?

Ptolemy, the famous Greek astronomer, is variously quoted as saying something like
"I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus himself, I take my fill of ambrosia, the food of the gods."

As it turns out, Ptolemy's theory of the solar system is wrong. But this quote still captures a lot of what I feel when I roll open my roof and spend a few quiet hours with the rest of the universe.

Besides, what better name could a member of PSC use for his observatory? :-)

Bill Arnett
last updated: 2000 May 20