Hudson founded the Auburn Astronomical Society in
September of 1980, he wanted a logo for the society
that he felt would most accurately reflect his
perception of the society's place in the universe.
He came up with this design based on the perspective
of amateur astronomers in the Auburn area, looking
progressively farther out into the universe.
The Society's motto is: "We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." Except for the word "We," which was substituted for the word "I," this sentence comes from a Sarah Williams poem, "The Old Astronomer."