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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

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Edsger Dijkstra

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy.
Stephen Hawking

Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles.
Richard Dawkins
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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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