Ok just want to share one other thing in relation to my Mother. She had a small observatory (non-profit) friends, school groups and other astronomers came.
Now I have to ask if you know the astronomer Michael Spicer? He lives in Canada (don’t remember where) but he and a Florida astronomer visited Mother.
But what I wanted to share: when I was doing theater…Mother invited one of the play directors and her son (in 20s) up to see the sights through the telescope. The significance of this is her son had Leukemia.
Even at 13 I knew the seriousness of what was up…
But he thanked my Mother for showing him the stars and told her pointing at the stars that “one day that will be me up there,” the next time she looked through the telescope.