Yesterday I witnessed my first total eclipse of the sun. This was an unforgettable experience for an amateur astronomer.
After a full day of observing the sun, 93 million miles away, and the moon, hundreds of thousands of miles away, it's back to coins. Back to looking at large and small coins held close, checking change, admiring silver dollars and cents at the coin shop.
From distance to close-up. A day after using telescopes, binoculars, astronomical equipment, it's back to close focusing with a magnifier or a loupe.
And after gazing at the beautiful colors of nature in space, it's back to checking out the colors that silver and copper tone after many years.
Many numismatists appreciate space science, and why not?