Tribute to Edwin Hubble and James Webb.
Hope is humanity’s quest for space
Using both observation and rockets.
Blue stars were observed in the galaxy,
But the red shift was far more important,
Like the Doppler Effect applied to starlight.
Edwin Hubble--eminent astronomer.
Science depends on what is seen for sure,
Yet application often feeds the bulldog.
Mister James Webb was the head of NASA;
Bold was Kennedy’s goal to reach the moon.
I watched in awe as Apollo landed
On another world, on a tranquil sea.
This was during Webb’s watch; a telescope
Is named for him, as is one for Hubble.
Could there be more deserving honorees?
Watch, night after night--early morning chill;
Energy of light--expanding Cosmos.
Build spacecraft so man can leave the Earth!
Blessed are both observers and doers.
(Symbiotic Acrostic Poem)
“Hubble Symbiotic Webb”
A Symbiotic Acrostic Poem (SAP) is a detailed and challenging
word-play showing the interconnectedness of two concepts, items,
expressions or subjects. In this case, it is Hubble, and Webb, which
represent observation and application. Hubble’s observations led
to the discovery that the universe was expanding (the red shift of
the galaxies.) Webb used application, in that he headed NASA
for a time (appointed by John Kennedy) as man went into space
and eventually landed on the moon. Both Hubble and Webb
share a cosmic connection.