[spoken over a shot of outer space] Needles in a heavenly haystack. There are more stars in the heavens than there are human beings on Earth. Through telescopes men of science constantly search the infinitesimal corners of our solar system seeking new discoveries, hoping to better understand the laws of the Universe. Observatories dedicated to the study of astronomy are set in high and remote places, but there is none more remote than Mt. Kenna Observatory in this part of South Africa.
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Without a fixed position in outer space, they're unable to make astronomy an exact science.
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Danger? Oh, danger! Well, I shudder to think what the vice president of the astronomy club would call DANGER - what did you do, jaywalk or something?
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Hello, Ethan. I'm listening.
Hi, Dr. Crane.
How old are you?
Well, what can I do for you?
Well, I'm having a lot of problems with the other kids at school. They're always beating me up.
Why do you think that's so?
Probably because I'm smart. I have a 160 IQ. I'm in the astronomy club and I hate sports.
Well, you know, Ethan, the other children are just acting out of jealousy and immaturity, and I know it doesn't help much right now, but the day will come in the next few years when you will have the last laugh.
Frankly, Dr. Crane, I find that advice patronizing, simplistic and, in all candor, uninspired. The real surprise here is that they pay you to dole out this balloon juice.
Ethan, where are you calling from?
Well, if any of Ethan's classmates are listening, you know where he is, and he can't stay in there forever. Thank you for your call.
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[as Harry lays unconcious] Looks a bit peaky, doesn't he?
Peaky? What'd you expect him to look like? He fell fifty feet.
Yeah, c'mon, Ron. We'll walk you off the Astronomy Tower and see how you come out looking.
Probably a right sight better than he normally does.
[he opens his eyes to see everyone is with him]
Harry! How are you feeling?
[he slips on his glasses] Brilliant.
Gave us a right good scare, mate.
You fell off your broom.
Really? I meant the match. Who won?
[silence, no one is answering]
No one blames you, Harry. The Dementors aren't meant to come on the grounds. Dumbledore was furious. After he saved you, he sent them straight off.
There's something else you should know, Harry. Your Nimbus - when it blew away? - it sort of landed in the Whomping Willow. And well...
[he hands Harry his broken broom stick]
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The pursuit of the good and evil are now linked in astronomy as
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depend on whether the rockets of the future carry the
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O how loud
It calls devotion! genuine growth of night!
Devotion! daughter of Astronomy!
As undevout Astronomer is mad.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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