Archive for category Astronomy
The detailed study of the stars, planets, galaxies and comets are is applied in the understanding of the cosmic background radiation that takes place consistently beyond the atmosphere of the Earth. The revelations have largely affected and influenced man’s understanding of evolution, meteorology and the laws of physics. The movements observed have enabled scientists to gain a deeper understanding of the celestial objects as part of and the origin of the development of the universe. In fact, astronomy is one of the oldest sciences applied! Earlier, astronomers were very methodical in approach of their observations of the night sky. This observation-based science was only able to develop into the modern science it is today, after the invention of the telescope.
Astronomy includes the combination of other disciplines such as celestial navigation, astrometry and observational astronomy and astrology. However, recent research declares the science of professional astronomy to be synonymous with that of astro-physics. Professional astronomy is studied under the theoretical and observational branches. While the observational branch of astronomy focuses on the collection and analysis of data, the theoretical branch of astronomy involves the development of analytical models, to better describe the various astronomical objects and phenomena sighted. The two branches of astronomy are used in combination to explain the observations and confirm theoretical results. Read the rest of this entry »