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Bob Berman's strange universe: The magic canvas

September 2008: September's a wonderful month. It's got everything. Dry air, high transparency, Scorpius and the Teapot, the galactic core, even Orion and his friends for post-midnight partyers.
September's a wonderful month. It's got everything. Dry air, high transparency, Scorpius and the Teapot, the galactic core, even Orion and his friends for post-midnight partyers. As the stars emerge from the suddenly earlier nightfall like the masterful illumination of a Rembrandt, we can inspect the canvas itself — the space between the stars. Here's emptiness rich in both mystery and misconception.

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