Are you interested in astronomy?

As the case may be with what you regard to be a real science, astronomy might be the oldest science that is known – since the beginning of mankind human beings have been looking up to the sky and trying to make sense of it. In newer times great achievements have changed entire views of the world and today we know very much about the physical correlations. The fast development of new technology in the last century and the possibilities of modern personal computers have made astronomy accesible for everyone.

There is much knowledge now about different objects and phenomena in the universe (for example Black holes).

But not only that – it is much easier to get to know the science of astronomy for everybody. You don’t have to be a top expert scientest to have the possibility of watching the stars in close up images. There are a lot of very good software projects and relatively cheap beginners equipment that enable everyone to deepen the knowledge about our universe (e.g. Photlun lunar research. Many of tose resources are very affordable and quite a lot software products are even available for free.

But even if you are not interested in the science behind it, there is so much beauty in some of those pictures. The structures and colors seen on those pictures fascinate almost anyone who is confronted with them for the first time. Some of the best pictures can be found here: Pictures of earth from space

Discover the the variety of astronomy, which is both – hobby and science. Like in art you can watch pictures or it can give your brain the task to apply math with all tricks the science supplies.

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2 Responses to Are you interested in astronomy?

  1. nangaye says:

    This post describes well the beauty and fascination that makes astronomy such an interesting and enduring subject. Personally, I think that it should be taught more in schools as part of the standard curriculum. But as you say, you don’t have to be an expert to appreciate the night sky, whatever age you are.

  2. Eli Misel says:

    You briefly mentioned software applications for new astronomers in your post and one of the coolest free software applications I have found is The World Wide Telescope developed by Microsoft. It is a free download and has great detail and functionality for a free application. You can download it at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx. Definitely worth checking out!

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