Clock strikes twelve & moondrops burst
Out at you from their hiding place
Like acid and oil on a madman's face
Reason tends to fly away
Like lesser birds on the four winds
Like silver scrapes in May
Now the sands become a crust
Most of you have gone away

Come Susie dear, let's take a walk
Just out there upon the beach
I know you'll soon be married
And you'll want to know where winds come from
Well it's never said at all
On the map that Carrie reads
Behind the clock back there you know
At the Four Winds Bar

Four doors at the Four Winds Bar
Two doors locked and windows barred
One door's let to take you in
The other one just mirrors it

Hellish glare and inference
The other one's a duplicate
The Queenly flux, eternal light
Or the light that never warms
Yes the light that never, never warms

It's the nexus of the crisis
And the origin of storms
Just the place to hopelessly
Encounter time and then came me

Call me Desdinova
Eternal light
These gravely digs of mine
Will surely prove a sight
And don't forget my dog
Fixed and consequent

Astronomy...a star

excerpts from "Astronomy" by Blue Oyster Cult

Astronomy / Cosmology

Aliens: Can We Make Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence? by Andrew J. & David H. Clark

Before The Beginning: Our Universe and Others by Martin Rees
Blind Watchers of the Sky by Rocky Kolb
The Book of the Cosmos edited by Dennis Danielson
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Carl Sagan by William Poundstone
Carl Sagan's Universe Elizabeth Bilson & Yervant Terzian (editors)
Contact by Carl Sagan
Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature by Eric J. Chaisson

Dark Visitor: The Coming Ice Age by Billy T

Exploring the Planets CD-ROM

Fire on Earth by John & Mary Gribbin
Full Moon by Michael Light & Andrew Chaikin

Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography by Stillman Drake
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
The Great Beyond: Higher Dimensions, Parallel Universes and the Extraordinary Search for a Theory of Everything by Paul Halpern

Hyperspace by Michio Kaku

The Inflationary Universe by Alan Guth
Isaac Newton by Michael White

The Life and Death of Planet Earth by Peter Ward & Don Brownlee
The Life of the Cosmos by Lee Smolin

Measuring the Universe: Our Historic Quest to Chart the Horizons of Space and Time by Kitty Ferguson

Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun by Leon Golub & Jay M. Pasachoff

The Origin of the Universe by John Barrow

The Roving Mind by Isaac Asimov

The Self-Writing Universe: For The Eternally Curious by Phil Scanlan
Skywatching by David Levy
Space Tourist's Handbook: Where to Go, What to See, And How to Prepare for the Ride of Your Life by Eric C. Anderson and Joshua Piven

A Thin Cosmic Rain: Particles from Outer Space by Michael Friedlander
Turn Right at Orion: Travels Through the Cosmos by Mitchell Begelman

Venus Revealed by David Grinspoon

Worlds Without End by John S. Lewis