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Astronomy - Wikipedia
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The English astronomer John Flamsteed catalogued over 3000 stars. Further discoveries paralleled the improvements in the size and quality of the telescope. More extensive star catalogues were produced by Lacaille. The astronomer William Herschel made a detailed catalog of ...
History of astronomy - Wikipedia
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In this period prior to modern computers, women at the United States Naval Observatory (USNO), Harvard University, and other astronomy research institutions began to be hired as human "computers," who performed the tedious calculations while scientists performed research requiring more background knowledge.
Planetary science - Wikipedia
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Planetary science or, more rarely, planetology, is the scientific study of planets ( including Earth), moons, and planetary systems and the processes that form them . It studies objects ranging in size from micrometeoroids to gas giants, aiming to determine their composition, dynamics, ...
List of astronomy acronyms - Wikipedia
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This is a compilation of initialisms and acronyms commonly used in astronomy. Most are drawn from professional astronomy, and are used quite frequently in scientific publications. A few are frequently used by the general public or by amateur astronomers.
Bad Astronomy
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Feb 28, 2017 ... Much of the science fiction of today is the reality of tomorrow. If you follow me there you won't see much change in what I write. I'll still cover astronomy, space exploration, politics, and the odd goat picture or two. You can still find me all over social media, of course. I keep links to that centralized at about.me.
Outline of astronomy - Wikipedia
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Astronomy can be described as all the following: An academic discipline: one with academic departments, curricula and degrees; national and international societies; and specialized journals. A scientific field (a branch of science) – widely recognized category of specialized expertise within science, and typically embodies ...
Astronomer - Wikipedia
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They look at stars, planets, moons, comets and galaxies, as well as many other celestial objects — either in observational astronomy, in analyzing the data, or in theoretical astronomy. Examples of topics or fields astronomers work on include: planetary science, solar astronomy, the origin or evolution of stars, or the ...
Timeline of astronomy - Wikipedia
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al-Farghani wrote Kitab fi Jawani ("A compendium of the science of stars"). The book primarily gave a summary of Ptolemic cosmography. However, it also corrected Ptolemy based on findings of earlier Arab astronomers. Al-Farghani gave revised values for the obliquity of the ecliptic, the precessional movement of the ...
Astrology and astronomy - Wikipedia
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Astrology and astronomy were archaically treated together (Latin: astrologia), and were only gradually separated in Western 17th century philosophy (the "Age of Reason") with the rejection of astrology. During the later part of the medieval period, astronomy was treated as the foundation upon which astrology could operate.
List of astronomy journals - Wikipedia
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This is a list of scientific journals publishing articles in astronomy, astrophysics, and space sciences. Contents. A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z. A[edit]. Acta Astronomica · Advances in Space Research · AIAA Journal · AIP Conference Proceedings · Annual Review of Astronomy and ...
Babylonian astronomy - Wikipedia
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Nevertheless, the surviving fragments show that, according to the historian A. Aaboe, Babylonian astronomy was "the first and highly successful attempt at giving a refined mathematical description of astronomical phenomena" and that " all subsequent varieties of scientific astronomy, in the Hellenistic world, in India, in Islam, ...
A New Rosetta Stone for Astronomy - The Atlantic
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Oct 16, 2017 ... To directly observe the origin of gravitational waves, astronomers needed a different kind of collision to send the ripples Earth's way. This summer, they finally got it. Scientists announced Monday they have observed gravitational waves for the fifth time—and they've seen the light from the cosmic crash that ...
Indian astronomy - Wikipedia
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As in other traditions, there is a close association of astronomy and religion during the early history of the science, astronomical observation being necessitated by spatial and temporal requirements of correct performance of religious ritual. Thus, the Shulba Sutras, texts dedicated to altar construction, discusses advanced ...
Astronomy in the medieval Islamic world - Wikipedia
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Islamic astronomy comprises the astronomical developments made in the Islamic world, particularly during the Islamic Golden Age (9th–13th centuries), and mostly written in the Arabic language. These developments mostly took place in the Middle East, Central Asia, Al-Andalus, and North Africa, and later in the Far East  ...
Egyptian astronomy - Wikipedia
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In Ptolemaic Egypt, the Egyptian tradition merged with Greek astronomy and Babylonian astronomy, with the city of Alexandria in Lower Egypt becoming the centre of scientific activity across the Hellenistic world. Roman Egypt produced the greatest astronomer of the era, Ptolemy (90-168 CE). His works on astronomy , ...

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