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Definition of Astronomy

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

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

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.
Plato

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

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

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
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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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