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Pale Blue Dot course running again (bursaries available, if can't afford it)
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of our planet taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space craft from a record distance of approximately 6 billion kilometers. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space.
Four years later, one of the scientists responsible for the photograph, Carl Sagan, went on to give an astounding speech. It is a profound statement that often moves people to tears, and captures extremely eloquently the greatness of our world at the same time as expressing our collective failure to value it.
Become a Global Citizen
We run a training and networking group that meets regularly to discuss the issues, facilitated by experts in systems thinking. At its heart is an understanding that we are connected to our world, rather than masters over it. Ecocentric, rather than anthropocentric.
To join the group, you need to be an energetic, dynamic and passionate individual who is determined to focus on making progress. You will be joining a group of people who are getting together to learn more about our planet as a system and Bristol’s place in it. The Pale Blue Dot leaders group aim to meet once a month, with the objective of doing more, faster and better.
Our next course starts with two one-day ‘Introduction to Systems Thinking’ on 16th or 23rd April. If you have wondered how to make sense of complexity - this is the course for you.