Andrew Lindsey


Andrew Lindsey

Planetarium Coordinator











Favorite Quote

That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there – on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.

[...] To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

— Carl Sagan, speech at Cornell University, October 13, 1994

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I grew up in Auburn, Washington and joined the Navy after high school graduation. In the Navy I was trained as a nuclear mechanical operator and as an operational boiler water chemist. I served on board the submarine USS Jimmy Carter completing 3 missions, the longest comprising of 137 days of continuous submerged operation. After separating from the Navy I attended Skagit Valley College where I was the president of both the photography club and the honors society. I transferred to Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA where I performed undergraduate research in surface chemistry and completed a BS in Chemistry. While at Western I worked at the Spanel Planetarium where I wrote my own show on the Voyager spacecraft, developed a front end interface for the navigating the stars, and recruited, trained, and organized volunteers. Additionally, in Bellingham I was an active member of the poetry community, reading at various events as well as hosting and serving on the board of poetrynight, the oldest regular poetry reading in town. I moved to Monterey in order to take up the position of Planetarium Coordinator here at Hartnell.

Favorite hobbies

Star gazing, tinkering with electronics, and reading science fiction.