Bonta Hails Space on Hale Radio: “Formidable Foes are Ignorance and Limitation”

Dr. Alan Hale of Comet Hale-Bopp reknown interviews Vanna Bonta, easily one of the few Hollywood talents admired more for her tales (FLIGHT quantum fiction) than her tail despite being known as much for her beauty as for her brains.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2005 -- Creative wild child Vanna Bonta was a guest on “The Other Side of the Sky," the weekly radio show out of New Mexico hosted by astronomer Alan Hale of Comet Hale-Bopp fame on KUPR FM (91.7). Listeners on Memorial Day weekend were treated to a rare interview and poem recital by Bonta, who may be one of the few Hollywood talents admired more for her tales (FLIGHT quantum fiction) than her tail even though she's known as much for her beauty as for her vision and brains.

The month-long promise of Bonta's appearance, whose “musical trance fusion,” What Goes Up, has been getting regular airplay on the radio show, was not disappointing. An outstanding relief from push-button vamps rattling the media with blip tease, Bonta, whose blonde roots in (prize-winning) purist poetry showed, delivered entertaining and hot eloquence at its best. It was hard core.

Talking human quintessence and her recent zero-gravity flight experience with the stirring voice familiar to brand aficionados of both her sound and writing, listeners got undiluted Bonta expounding on her essay "The Impact of Space Activities Upon Society," originally prepared for the International Academy of Astronautics Commission.

"Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest," Bonta read. The essay appears in the book of the same name published this year by the European Space Agency.

Bonta is a founding contributor of Earthrise, Dr. Hale’s endeavor to create an astronomical education center that will give people interested in learning about the universe an opportunity to participate in astronomy-related activities, up to and including ongoing research.

The Earthrise land site is adjacent to the historic spot from which Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered on July 23, 1995. The site will hold several telescopes, which can be utilized either on-site or in a remote-control capacity. The ultimate Earthrise goal is to create a global network of partner facilities, encouraging participants to form international collaborations.

Through exploration and observation of Space and a cosmos of which Earth is a small part, Alan Hale’s vision is that Earthrise students’ perception will supersede national and cultural barriers to realize a common humanity, united toward benefits and wonders awaiting discovery.

Out of the mouths of babes, in her own words: “Space is as infinite as we can imagine, and expanding this perspective is what adjusts humankind’s focus on conquering our true enemies, the formidable foes: ignorance and limitation.”

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