just a new millennium. It's a new age.
Aetatis Aquarii Nobiscum!
the spirit of the Aquarian Age be upon us!
above is Our Galactic Center.
Taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
Wang et al.
Spring 2007 Update
AQUARIUS AGE: THE NEXT
2000 YEARS -- Galaxy Exploration and Development: 2010, 2100, 3001
Your Comments, Interaction Determine These Directions and Are Appreciated
-- Please Respond both to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Dear Planet Earth Fellow Resident,
You are respectfully requested to contribute your assessments, ideas,
projections, hopes, opinions about our Human Future for these next 2000
years, and beyond.
2010, now arriving in less than 3 years, offers a vantage point and opportunity
for the entirety of this 21st century, through 2100 -- with the experience
/ perspective from this first decade of the new century, new millenium,
new bi-millenium, new age providing a reality base for credible and faithful
observation and projection of the progress of Truths cosmic and self-evident.
2010 -- First Decade of This New Century / New Millenium / New Age --
some things, times are clear.
* 2010 Cosmos Perspective -- Earth-Moon "Cislunar" humanization
capability opening new frontiers to free space, Mars, Asteroids, Jupiter
/ Solar Systems, Stars, Galaxy and beyond for humanity's exploration and
development; International Space Station operationally complete, American
space transit commercially available, International Lunar Observatory
2010, Antarctica analog and Stanford on the Moon major operations; Space
Age at 50, from Sputnik-1 and Kennedy Moon challenge, to Chang'e-1 and
Christa McAuliffe mission success; To the stars, moon and everything in-between.
* 2010 Earth Perspective -- Our spaceship Earth human growth approaching
7 billion people, planetary economy $40 trillion, lifespans increasing,
health, education and welfare improving globally;
China rise central to general welfare, dire poverty elimination; India,
Crescent Moon Countries, Africa also share continental concerns with Americas,
Europe, Australasia; Aloha Hawaii 50th state at 50, after 2008 Olympics,
Western Civilization's USA heartland continues to nourish, support, empower
the individual and related libertarian - egalitarian values and behaviors;
Bush-Cheney war crimes tribunals under consideration in many communities,
states (stolen election, illegal presidency, last flat-earth US president
fighting last war of 20th century -- dead end, not way of future); women
leading in statecraft Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, WuYi, Clark, Clinton,
Bachelet, Merkel, Royal are dramatic; as are spaceflight / astronaut females
Ansari, Collins, Mukai, Chawla, Williams, Morgan and from Pakistan, Malaysia,
Korea, Europe; though women will not gain equality till women walk (and
work) on the Moon, beyond.
2100 -- First Century
of This New Millenium / New Bi-Millenium / New Age -- some / few things
and times are somewhat / faintly determinable
* 2100 Cosmos Perspective -- Solar System humanization capability enabled
through robust Cislunar R&D enterprise initiated decades earlier by
international, global cooperation and competence; developing NEO, Mars,
Asteroid, Jupiter and trans-Saturn domains open new dimensions for interstellar,
galactic exploration and interrelation; new cosmologies, understanding
from intergalactic, trans-intergalactic research.
* 2100 Earth Perspective -- Multi-World Citizens increasing by thousands,
all transcending war, poverty, after early 21st century Earth-Moon interglobal
dynamics from USA star consciousness, imperative and pursuit, China centrality
and East Asia economy, India satyagraha civilization, Europe revitalization
with Russia fusion, Crescent Moon Countries spanning half the globe, Canada
Fair-Witness, Japan Sun country energy pioneer, Africa, others quest for
Southern Hemisphere equality.
New Energy abundance through processes that fire the stars: Thermonuclear
fusion / solar power equivalence, Matter / anti-matter engagement; New
American governing center upgrade on Kansas-Colorado plateau through logic
of progress, equality (centrality of equi-distance) also accelerated by
global warming / cooling coastal instabilities; New Transport dominant
individual mode with microjet, microdisc making 20th century automobile
culture relatively more archaic than 19th century horse and buggy (imagine
being constricted to narrow, congested 2-dimensional concrete ribbons
and made to Stop continuously);
Metrification of time along with weights and measures; a century's evolution
of bio engineering, genomics and human-machine interaction through nano,
pico and femto technologies, yielding species transformation, cyborg variance;
22nd century Western political ethos advancing new incarnations of USA
Independence Declaration equality, life, liberty and pursuit of happiness
truths self-evident; individual libertarian, egalitarian dynamic with
freedoms raised, prisons razed, love and revolution; America the free,
beautiful, star country has great seal destiny task Novus Ordo Seclorum;
Ad Astra per Aspera;
Looking Forward 2010 - 2100
* 2010-2011-2012 1st decade / next decade transition gives decisive vantage
point for 21st century; 2011, 2012 New Age, Mayan iconic year benchmarks;
single planet species don't last; ascend, go up, transcend;
* 2015, 2019, 2020, 2022 Mid-decade planning and vantage point; 50 years
Apollo Moon landing expeditions; 20-20 clear vision; Hubble dicovery of
galaxy realities, consciousness 100 years ago
* 2048-2049-2050 Planet Earth at Mid 21st Century passes 9 billion individuals,
after United Nations, People's Republic of China each mark 100 years
* 2061 Halley's Comet first Earth return since 1986
* Towards 2076 USA Tri-Centennial
* 3001 Cosmic -- Interstellar / Intergalactic; humankind / spacekind connecting
cities of the universe; Starlife, species proliferation; AC Clarke vision
realizable that Moon, Earth worlds can be moved, orbits changed; all stars
* 4001 Cosmic -- Beginning of next New Age, with Aquarius concluding;
Your invited commentary and interaction should help result, before 2010,
in a book, cd, dvd, film, theatrical, festival, or appropriate forum for
our challenging and developing focus on The Age of Aquarius and the Next
-- Please Respond both to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Thank
Best wishes / Ad Astra,
Fall 2002 Update
Now 2.5 years past the 2000 Spring Equinox theoretical 'Zero
Point 0' marking the Astronomical / Precessional start for the
new age of Aquarius, some general observations can provide balance,
clarity and confidence.
The pull of the stars increases in all lands -- globally -- at
the dawning of this new age, by definition, of stars. A great
time to be astro-oriented, at the start of the new decade/century/millenium/age.
And 2.5 years from now at 2005 Spring Equinox, timely and appropriately,
a new age science conference "Our Galaxy and Its Center"
will be held in, probably, the Northern California / San Francisco
A public event formally announcing the "Our Galaxy and Its
Center" science conference is being planned for 2003 Spring
Equinox, next March 20, at, possibly, the Morrison Planetarium
/ California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park SF. People
are invited to learn more and participate in the event.
Human progress responding to the challenge of space and the pull
of the planets and moon as well, is encouraging. Europe and Japan
will send spacecraft to Luna and Mars in 2003, and China and
India to the Moon likely in 2005-2007. American and Russian commercial
enterprises will be making lunar access available to growing
numbers as the decade advances.
Long before events, somewhat predictable, of September 2001,
there has been clear necessity for progressive and constructive
21st century interaction with the globe-spanning 20% of humanity
that is Islam. A New Age perspective naturally leads one to ask:
What Stars are important to Islam? Are Muslims interested in
the entire Full Moon as well as the Crescent Moon?
For the USA and Americans, national transformation to a 21st
century spacefaring, multi-world, star-bound people from the
present dinosauric 19th century-style US empire with its hundreds
of thousands of soldiers
occupying dozens of countries all round the world -- this national
transformation and transcendence will be the work of our new
millenium's first generations. Libertarian and egalitarian principles
are eclipsing those of domination and suppression, with GW Bush
possibly the last US flat-earth president.
Best wishes for a productive and happy Autumn 2002. I would appreciate
your ideas and suggestions on these matters. The "Our Galaxy
and Its Center" science conference has the potential and
responsibility to redefine "New Age" and the "Age
of Aquarius" for the entire century, and beyond.
Ad Astra, with Aloha,
Age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
the culmination of decades of ongoing historical, archeoastronomical,
and astronomical research into the origins of the zodiacal ages
by a dedicated international team of amateur scientific researchers
and an astrologer, located from England to Hawaii, the Aquarian
Age Network is pleased to report positive results.
the infinity of space and eternity of time, researchers have
found the only possible logical zero point for an astronomical
calendar right where clues from cuneiform writings on ancient
clay tablets led them.
results were made possible only by space-age computer simulations
and internet communications and data transfer; they were corroborated
by multiple independent astronomical software applications incorporating
the latest astronomical theories.
very recent astronomical findings gleaned only in the waning
weeks before the spring equinox, the Aquarian Age Network proclaimed
the declaration to the world following
the ringing of the bells at the moment of the spring equinox
at St. Francis National Shrine in San Francisco.
of the Aquarian Age Arrival
20 March 2000
Lance Carter, George Flory, and Steve Durst
declare the arrival of the Age of Aquarius
on the steps of St. Francis National Shrine, San Francisco, CA,
19 March 23:35 PST
the zero point of the zodiac to be defined as the point where
the true galactic equator crosses the ecliptic between Taurus
and Gemini, and recognizing the J2000 galactic equator defined
by the galactic north pole of 12h 51.4m, 27° 8 to be
representative of the B1950 definition of the galactic coordinate
system, by virtue of Sagittarius A* being recognized as the dynamical
center of the galaxy with the true galactic equator passing through
Sagittarius A*, and by virtue of the sun being at 90° 00
32 past the point of the crossing of the J2000 galactic
equator and the ecliptic at the spring equinox of 20 March 2000,
07:35:35 GMT, we declare the Aqe of Aquarius to have unequivocally
Pax Aetatis Aquarii vobiscum!
The boundaries in
the sky can be changed
map, created in August of 1997, shows Steve Durst's version of
the boundary between Pisces and Aquarius. It takes less area
out of the constellation Pisces than Lance Carter's map, and
does not take any area out of the constellation Cetus.
This map by
Lance Carter showing a possible new boundary between Pisces and
Aquarius was also created in August of 1997. It was faxed from
Lance to Steve at 11:11a.m.
The final map
shows the original boundary as designated by The International
Astronomical Union in 1922