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Rasmussen is taking an astronomy final a day early.
In June, the museum, with credits coming from Baker University, will begin offering teachers in the upper elementary and middle school grades a weeklong course on using projects to teach astronomy.
This makes astronomy very democratic—anyone who wants to can reanalyze almost any data set that makes the news.
This torrent of discovery has made exoplanetology one of the most exciting fields in astronomy.
Officials are developing astronomy-themed events as well as scoping out extra camping space since reservations are piling up.
Just think of biology before and after the microscope or gene sequencing, or of astronomy before and after the telescope, or of particle physics before and after colliders or fast electronics.
Looking for the first stars and black holes has long been a goal of astronomy.
Over roughly the same time period—from 1960 to 2013—the percentage of women holding science jobs rose from 28% to 49% in biological science, from 8% to 35% in chemistry, and from 3% to 11% in physics and astronomy.
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The Difference Between astronomy and astrology
Some may find it easy to confuse astronomy and astrology. At one time, these two words actually were synonymous (that is, astronomy once meant what astrology means today), but they have since moved apart from each other. In current use, astronomy is concerned with “the study of objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere,” while astrology is the purported divination of how stars and planets influence our lives. Put bluntly, astronomy is a science, and astrology is not.
ASTRONOMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of astronomy for English Language Learners
: the scientific study of stars, planets, and other objects in outer space
ASTRONOMY Defined for Kids
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