Zielona Góra, Poland

Astronomy

Astronomia

Language: Polish Studies in Polish
Subject area: physical science, environment
University website: www.uz.zgora.pl/index.php?en
Wydział Fizyki i Astronomii
Astronomy
Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; the phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, all phenomena that originate outside Earth's atmosphere are within the purview of astronomy. A related but distinct subject, physical cosmology, is concerned with the study of the Universe as a whole.
Astronomy
Socrates: Shall we set down astronomy among the objects of study? Glaucon: I think so, to know something about the seasons, the months and the years is of use for military purposes, as well as for agriculture and for navigation. Socrates: It amuses me to see how afraid you are, lest the common herd of people should accuse you of recommending useless studies.
Socrates as quoted by Plato. In Richard Garnett, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl (eds.), The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature (1899), Vol. 4, 111.
Astronomy
Although Uranus and Neptune are superficially twin planets, they are different enough to remind us - as do Venus and Earth - that we still have a lot to learn about the mix of natural laws and historical accidents that formed the planets and fashioned their destinies.
Timothy Ferris - Seeing in the Dark, 2002.
Astronomy
Over the rim of waiting earth the moon lifted with majesty till it swung clear of the horizon and rode off, free of moorings...
Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows, 1908.
European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are developing a more environment-friendly and energy-efficient way of treating sewage sludge. This will help solve the challenge of how to deal with growing levels of sewage sludge in the face of increasingly stringent environmental legislation.
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