Astronomy

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Astronomy means studying the stars. It is the science that studies the astronomical bodies in space. In older times people use astronomy in understanding the distance and changing the seasons. That’s called ancient astronomy. Currently, astronomy is developed in many ways. It has incorporated other branches in it as well, for example, mathematics, astrophysics, chemistry, and engineering. There are many famous astronomers for example Galileo, Nicholas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac newton.

All you must know about astronomy

What is astronomy?

Astronomy is the branch of natural science which elaborates about the celestial bodies, space, and universe as a whole. The main objects are used in this science are comets, moons, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and planets.

When did astrology become astronomy?

Astronomy was considered a foundation on which astrology could operate during the later part of the medieval period. However, since the 18th centaury, both the disciplines have been regarded as completely separated.

Where did Astronomy originate?

Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. It started from ancient times. The ancient astronomers were able to differentiate between planets and stars due to their movement patterns. The stars tend to be more fixed in movement and planets move faster.

Who discovered astronomy?

In the era of the 3rd century BC, the First time the Greek philosopher Aristarchus of Samos gives an astronomical model called Heliocentric; the earth and planets revolve around the sun.

Why do we study astronomy?

We study astronomy, to get knowledge from every side about celestial bodies, space, and the universe as a whole.

How does Astronomy help us?

Astronomy helps humanity in survival. The universe is so big and the humans are living on a very small portion of universe called Earth. Only the understanding of Astronomy can ensure the long term survival of human species.

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