Looking Back a Few Million Years
The idea that I could see something so distant and so vast, struck me deeply, perhaps even spiritually. When the nights get a little warmer, find a dark sky, grab your binoculars, and find Andromeda. Look for the big square that comprises the body of Pegasus. It is bright and easy to find. It rises early in the East in the Spring. Andromeda is just above it. Of course, it will not be a breath taking image, like the ones you see taken with the Hubble Telescope, it will just be an unremarkable faint, fuzzy oval, 2.5 million light years away, about the size of a full moon.