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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Astronomy
Descriptive astronomy, meanwhile took its rise from the invention of the telescope, and the facilities thus afforded for the close scrutiny of the denizens of the sky; while practical astronomy gained continually in refinement with the improvement of optical and mechanical arts.
But mathematical astronomy, grounded on the law of gravitation keeps its place apart, though depending for the perfecting of its theories and the widening of its scope upon advances along the old, and explorations in new, directions.
Greek astronomy was embodied in Ptolerny's "Almagest" (the name is of mixed Greek and Arabic derivation), composed at Alexandria about the middle of the second century A. It was based upon the geocentric principle.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02025a.htm   (4523 words)

  
 Category:Astronomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astronomy is a science involving the observation and explanation of events occurring outside Earth and its atmosphere.
It includes the study of the origin, evolution, and physical and chemical properties of objects that can be observed in the sky, space, and in the whole universe.
The main article for this category is Astronomy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Astronomy   (223 words)

  
 Awesome Library - Science
Provides an introductory glossary for astronomy, suitable for high school students and others not specializing in astronomy.
"One of the primary concerns in astronomy throughout history was the positioning of the heavenly bodies, for which spherical trigonometry was required.
For astronomy, V is the position of the observer, and PQR are points on a sphere centred at V, the celestial sphere." 8-05
www.awesomelibrary.org /Classroom/Science/Astronomy/Astronomy.html   (1324 words)

  
 Astronomy Notes
Astronomy as a Science and a Sense of Scale.
I introduce astronomy's place in science, and give a sense of the size and time scales involved.
Astronomy constants, physical constants, planets (orbital properties, physical characteristics, atmospheres), 100 nearest stars, and 100 brightest stars as seen from the Earth.
www.astronomynotes.com   (1149 words)

  
 The University of Texas at Austin - Department of Astronomy
The Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin is located on the 15th floor of the Robert Lee Moore Building, at the southeast corner of Dean Keeton (26th Street) and Speedway Avenue.
In addition, there are strong programs in millimeter, submillimeter, infrared, radio, and space astronomy, as well as theoretical astrophysics.
Details of the astronomical research work going on at the University of Texas at Austin can be found in the 2001-2002 Department of Astronomy Annual Report, available in our research section.
www.as.utexas.edu /astronomy/astronomy.html   (207 words)

  
 NMSU Astronomy
Astronomy at NMSU is associated with several exciting research initiatives, including the Astrophysical Research Corporation, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the NASA Planetary Data System.
The Astronomy Department at NMSU was formed in the 1960's, when an active research group that included Clyde Tombaugh (the discoverer of Pluto) lobbied successfully for its existence, and it has shown consistent growth through subsequent decades.
If you are interested in the NMSU Astronomy Program, you might enjoy speaking with some of our staff and students who will be presenting their work at the January AAS meeting in Atlanta.
astronomy.nmsu.edu /dept/html/frontpage.top.shtml   (1230 words)

  
 Astronomy articles, forums, listings, and other resources about Astronomy.
mploying widely disparate disciplines astronomy boldly attempts to understand nothing less than the universe itself.
Your question may already have an answer waiting for you in the Astronomy Forums.
Amateur radio operators with an interest in astronomy are asked to join us when they can in Astronomy Related Ham Radio Nets.
www.astronomy.net   (350 words)

  
 The University of Texas at Austin - Astronomy Program
The meeting is organized by the departments of Astronomy and Physics.
McDonald Observatory operates in association with the Department of Astronomy, and is one of the world's leading centers for astronomical research, education and public outreach.
The activities of the faculty and staff span virtually all areas of modern astronomy.
www.as.utexas.edu   (440 words)

  
 ThinkQuest : Library : Astronomy
The educational objectives of "Astronomy for Kids" are to teach kids in grades 4 through 6 about astronomy and outer space in a fun and interesting manner.
Astronomy, from the past to the present is covered at this excellent web site.
Astronomy is the study of the stars, planets, and other objects in space.
www.thinkquest.org /library/cat_show.html?cat_id=40   (4067 words)

  
 Astronomy
- Astronomy, one of the oldest sciences, is the study of celestial bodies such as planets, stars, and other objects in space.
Astronomers locate objects in the daytime or nighttime skies and measure their magnitudes and motions, searching to find what they are made of and how they create their light.
This site's main focus is theoretical and related to topics such as the Big Bang, the expansion of the universe, and the number of dimensions in the universe; however, it also provides basic information about the formation of planets and stars and the structure of cosmic systems.
www.42explore.com /astronomy.htm   (924 words)

  
 Astronomy - Outer Space for Kids - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling
Astronomy is the study of the entire universe and everything in it.
A free introductory, high school level, study course covering: Astronomy of the Earth's motion in space, Newtonian mechanics, The Sun, and Spaceflight and spacecraft.
This is a complete astronomy suite that will give you an up-close look at our solar system and beyond.
homeschooling.gomilpitas.com /explore/astronomy.htm   (813 words)

  
 Astronomy at Macquarie University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Department of Physics at Macquarie University, brings together staff and students with interests and backgrounds in astronomy and astrophysics.
The Foundation for Astronomy raises funds to support the Observatory with two Open Nights and a weekend "School of Astronomy" every year.
Astronomy Group - staff, PhD and Honours students: contact information, home pages and research interests.
www.physics.mq.edu.au /astronomy   (176 words)

  
 Astronomy Merit Badge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Explain first aid for injuries or illnesses, such as heat and cold reactions, dehydration, bites and stings, and damage to your eyes that could occur during observation.
Explain what light pollution is and how it and air pollution affect astronomy.
Help an astronomy club in your community hold a star party that is open to the public.
www.meritbadge.com /mb/022.htm   (808 words)

  
 NRL - Astronomy
HIIS provided the first measurements of the ionic charge state of solar energetic Fe ions at very high energies; provided new observations of trapped anomalous cosmic rays; and collected a sample of 'ultraheavy' galactic cosmic rays roughly three times larger than accumulated in earlier experiments.
X-ray Astronomy - NRL astronomers made the first positive identification of discrete sources of stellar X rays in 1963.
This instrument mapped the entire sky for high-energy sources, resulting in a new map of nearly 1,000 discrete X-ray sources.
www.nrl.navy.mil /content.php?P=ASTRONOMY   (170 words)

  
 Astronomy Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Astronomy Online has been nominated for a Webby Award as one of the five best science websites for 2006.
There is a mathematics primer, introduction to some physical processes, formulas used in Astronomy, and information on computer use in Astronomy.
Astrobiology - This section covers the relatively new field in Astronomy - the possibility of life in our Solar System and the Universe.
www.astronomyonline.org   (511 words)

  
 Astronomy At The University Of Maryland
The Department of Astronomy has the mission of achieving excellence in research, teaching, outreach and service in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics.
Both our graduate and undergraduate curricula are continuously revised and updated, and our Observatory Open Houses have been enjoyed by the public for over 30 years.
Astronomy Course pages created by instructors for this semester.
www.astro.umd.edu   (134 words)

  
 ASTRONOMY
Offered: A. Astronomy for Scientists and Engineers (3) NW Introduction to astronomy for students in the physical sciences or engineering.
ASTR 313 Science in Civilization: Physics and Astrophysics Since 1850 (5) I&S/NW Organization and pursuit of the physical and astrophysical sciences, focusing on the major unifying principles of physics and astronomy and the social and cultural settings in which they were created.
ASTR 323 Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology (3) NW Galaxies, optical and radio morphology and properties.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/astro.html   (1526 words)

  
 University of Virginia Department of Astronomy
release by the Astronomy and Astrophysics journal and the Chandra X-ray Center.
O'Connell Elected— U.Va. Astronomy Professor Bob O'Connell was recently elected Vice President of the American Astronomical Society.
First Prize Polak— U.Va. Astronomy Graduate Student Allyson Polak has won first prize for her oral presentation in the Physical Sciences and Mathematics category of this year's Graduate Research Exhibition.
www.astro.virginia.edu   (503 words)

  
 Favorite Astronomy Links
Astronomy Homework Help: Resource pages for researching astronomy on the Internet — by Gray Agranat, contains links to research, history, books, and more, even children’s sources.
Astronomy Unbound: A Virtual Astronomy Text — from the University of Hertfordshire.
Astronomy Picture of the Day — Great site with extensive archive of previous pictures of the day.
www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu /people/faculty/tenn/AstronomyLinks.html   (1872 words)

  
 Astronomy Web Resources for Students
From accretion to XTE, this is a large dictionary of astronomy related terms suitable for advanced readers.
Quasars are believed to produce their energy from massive fl holes in the center of the galaxies in which the quasars are located.
The production of this project was funded by the Nuffield Research Foundation to promote the teaching of astronomy in schools and using the latest developments in the technology of the Bradford Robotic Telescope to help produce research projects on varying aspects of astronomy.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/astronomy.htm   (1348 words)

  
 SPACE.com: Astronomy, Astronomy Telescopes, Astronomy News
Astronomy is defined as the scientific study of matter in outer space; particularly the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial bodies (planets, stars) and other phenomena.
Revisit your ideas about the history of fl holes by reading about the theory of “co-evolution.” Be on top of recent findings like the discovery of a dark vortex on Venus and investigate the newest clues on how galaxies have evolvedover time.
Check out the top ten images from when the Deep Impact spacecraft slammed into a comet, and determine which one is your favorite astronomy picture.
www.space.com /astronomy   (383 words)

  
 ASP: Good Astronomy Activities on the WWW
Each listing has a brief summary and comments; note that these comments are the opinion of the list's compiler and are not the "official policy" of Project ASTRO or the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Another person in astronomy education may have selected a different list of activities and may have had different things to say about them.
Instead, we simply hope that it can introduce you to the wide range of organizations and institutions that are working to put astronomy activities on the web, and to give you leads for activities that contain reasonable astronomy and emphasize hands-on, inquiry-based learning.
www.astrosociety.org /education/activities/astroacts.html   (609 words)

  
 Librarians' Internet Index: http://www.lii.org/pub/topic/astronomy
Topics include cosmic rays, effect of force, gas particles, kinetic energy, lunar phases, refraction, the scientific method, scientific notation, seasons, seismic waves, simple machines, stars, the angle of the sun, tides, and wave basics.
Topics include understanding shadows, verifying the size and location of the sun, building a model lunar settlement, demonstrating the principles of rocketry, and making an astrolabe and model of the solar system.
Search by moving from a general menu through a series of sub-menus or by browsing through a list of terms taken from the menu headings.
lii.org /pub/topic/astronomy   (890 words)

  
 Astronomy Now Online
The September 2006 issue of Astronomy Now is now on sale at newsagents.
Astronomy Now presents this 100-page, full-colour guide to the 68 constellations visible from the British Isles by Neil Bone, the respected amateur astronomer and writer.
Astronomy Now is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring Mars.
www.astronomynow.com   (1777 words)

  
 Astronomy - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
It has been suggested that Radio astronomy be merged into this book or chapter.
Astronomy is the scientific study of the universe through direct observations of celestial bodies as well as with the underlying physics of these objects (the latter is often called "Astrophysics").
Remember that the Astronomy Wikibook is not a macropedia.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Astronomy   (267 words)

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