``My quest is simple. By the end of my course, I want my students to understand
their place in the universe, not only their location in space and time, but their role
in the evolution of the universe. I want them to know what they are. Furthermore,
I want them to know how we know. I want them to know that they live in a very
big universe that is described by a small set of rules, that those rules are knowable,
and that the human race has found a logical method to figure out the rules -
a method called science.''
 

Professor Michael Seeds
Astronomer and Educator
Franklin & Marshall College
Director of the Joseph R. Grundy Observatory