Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
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.
Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.
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The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.
It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars.
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Let me arrest thy thoughts; wonder with me, why plowing, building, ruling and the rest, or most of those arts, whence our lives are blest, by cursed Cain's race invented be, and blest Seth vexed us with Astronomy.
This sight... is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again.
Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics.
Astronomy is not the apex of science or of invention.
But it is a test of the cast of temperament and mind that underlies a culture.
Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.
These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every fixed star, have no more profit of their shining nights than those that walk and know not what they are.
Philosophy, astronomy, and politics were marked at zero, I remember.
Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.
I'm interested in astrology and astronomy.
Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been investigated only with reference to their position and their laws of motion, and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little more than celestial topography.
Algol is the name of the winking demon star, Medusa of the skies;
fair but deadly to look on, even for one who is already dying. Ah, the bright stars of the night. Almost they obliterate the clear white pain. A thousand stars shining in the ether; but no dazzling newcomer. And so little time left, so little time... Yet still two-faced Medusa laughs from behind the clouds, demanding homage. Homage, Medusa, or a sword, a blade sharper than death itself. The wind stirs. Night clouds obscure the universe. A lower music now, a different kind of death. No stars tonight, my love. No Selene.
We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy.
Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major.
My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,' which is used for the brightness of a star.
This is very similar to astronomy where different magnitudes are assigned to the brightness of an astronomical object, depending on the range of wavelengths being measured.
It's been said that astronomy is a humbling and, I might add, a character-building experience.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
The most remarkable discovery in all of astronomy is that the stars are made of atoms of the same kind as those on the earth.
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.
Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
But when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static tends to come from particular places in the sky, the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.
I turned my attention for a while to gamma ray astronomy and soon began the first in a continous series of experiments at the Savannah River site to study the properties of the neutrino.
But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.