Astronomy Professor Jay Pasachoff knows how to produce a quotable quote. His thoughts on the transit of venus and alcohol were picked up in an AP story and reproduced in papers around the world. See here for an example.

American experts worked at opposite ends of Greece – on the island of Crete and at Thessaloniki – to study the “black drop effect,” which shapes Venus into a teardrop as it approaches and leaves the sun.

“It’s like a fine French wine for the people who know about it and enjoy it,” said Jay Pasachoff of Williams College in Massachusetts, who watched from Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University.

Almost 200 publications seemed to have used this quote. I have never seen an Eph be this widely quoted before.

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