What is Astronomy


Astronomy is the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. It is concerned with the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, as well as the formation and development of the universe.Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences.


Prehistoric cultures left behind astronomical artifacts such as the Egyptian monuments, Nubian monuments and Stonehenge and early civilizations such as the Babylonians, Greeks, Chinese, Indians, Iranians and Mayan performed methodical observations of the night sky; however, the invention of the telescope was required before astronomy was able to develop into a modern science. Historically, astronomy has included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy, the making of calendars, and astrology, but professional astronomy is nowadays often considered to be synonymous with astrophysics.

During the 20th century, the field of professional astronomy split into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring.

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