Astronomy

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Short Definition:

Astronomy is a positive science that includes the discovery, observation, interpretation and recording of all objects and phenomena in space. Before 17th century, astronomy, which worked only to observe and interpret the positions and motion capabilities of observable celestial bodies due to technological inadequacies, after advanced its agenda in all space with the advancement of technology. 

Detailed Definition:

Astronomy, which aims to investigate first our galaxy and then the whole space in the light of the physics and chemistry sciences that have developed since the 19th century, it also includes to investigate structures and movements of celestial bodies, the formation of galaxies and the chemical analysis of this formation, and the distances and brightness levels of these objects and phenomena. There are 4 main sub-branches of today's contemporary astronomy. These are;

Astrophysics: Examines the harmony and application of defined laws of physics in space.

Astrometry: It deals with mapping the locations of space objects and their distances from each other.

Astrogeology: It deals with the elucidation and understanding of the structure and reserves of materials in space.

Astrobiology: Examines possible extraterrestrial life.

All these sub-domains contain more of an observable method besides being experimental due to he lack of possibilities we have today in regards with technology.

Etymology:

Astron’ (star) – From Ancient Greek

Nomos’ (rule, law) – From Ancient Greek

Sample Sentence(s):

''Astronomy has expanded to include astrophysics, the application of physical and chemical knowledge to an understanding of the nature of celestial objects and the physical processes that control their formation, evolution, and emission of radiation.''

(Evans, J. (2023, January 5). Astronomy | Definition, History, Discoveries, & Facts. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/science/astronomy)

‘’Astrology can be fun to think about, but it’s different from astronomy. Astrology is not science!’’

(Cloudflare CAPTCHA. (n.d.). https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/astronomy/what-is-astronomy)

Translations of Terms/Concepts into Partner Languages:

French:

Astronomie

German:

Astronomie

Polish:

astronomia

Swedish:

Astronomi

Turkish:

Astronomi

Links to Videos/Articles:

Astronomic. (2015, July 7). Astronomy: Explained | Astronomic [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XinkicMVzLs

Cloudflare CAPTCHA. (n.d.). https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/astronomy/what-is-astronomy

E., E. (2022, May 12). 17 branches of astronomy. Earth How. https://earthhow.com/what-is-astronomy/

Evans, J. (2023, January 5). Astronomy | Definition, History, Discoveries, & Facts. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/science/astronomy
















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