International Astronomy Day

Astronomy has always been something that has fascinated me, for as long as I can remember. Its usually held: Saturday between mid-April and mid-May on or just before the first quarter moon

Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets…Wikipedia

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There are two types of astronomy. Observational and theoretical astronomy. Observational astronomy uses telescopes and cameras to observe or look at the stars, galaxies and other astronomical objects.

Theoretical astronomy uses maths and computer models to explain the observations and predict what might happen.

The weather here is heading into Winter, and so it is terrible. I wont be able to see the stars, but I hope you have a look up into the stars and just wonder.

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You may have even of heard of some very famous Astronomers.

 Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)

Giovanni Cassini (1625–1712)

Sir Isaac Newton (1643–1727)

Charles Messier (1730–1817)

William Herschel (1738–1822)

Henrietta Swann Leavitt (1868–1921)

Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

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