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Definition of Astronomy


  1. Astrology.
  2. The science which treats of the celestial bodies, of their magnitudes, motions, distances, periods of revolution, eclipses, constitution, physical condition, and of the causes of their various phenomena.
  3. A treatise on, or text-book of, the science.

Astronomy Quotations

The study of celestial phenomena at radio wavelengths, radio astronomy came into being after the accidental discovery of cosmic radiation by radio engineer Karl Jansky in 1933.
Honor Harger

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

This sight... is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
Edmond Halley

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.

I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
Michael P. Anderson
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Astronomy Translations

astronomy in Danish is astronomi
astronomy in Dutch is sterrenkunde, astronomie
astronomy in French is astronomie
astronomy in German is Astronomie {f}, Astronomie {f}, Sternkunde {f}
astronomy in Portuguese is astronomia
astronomy in Swedish is astronomi
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