We are indeed so fortunate to live on such a wonderful planet.
With stars in my eyes this evening after looking through the Zeiss telescope at the Auckland Planetarium, I remembered the conversation I had some time ago with my optician when she mixed up my prescription and was fitting various lenses into that contraption that tests your eyes.
I asked her if she was planning glasses for me with a prescription so strong that I could look into the night sky and discover a new planet and have it named after me.
Smiling she replied, "Philip I do not think you will discover a new planet or have it named after you any time soon"
more to follow........