Science and Space Astronomy Caught My Attention
I was a bright student when it came to grades and test scores in school. I did some homework, studied hard, but I was never bored out of my mind because of my disorder that isn’t so terribly bad. The study of astronomy science seemed to be an interest to me when it came to school. Observing is really what astronomy is all about. I can recall the exact day I became hooked on astronomy. It was a warm spring back in 1992 that allowed my best friend and I to ride our bikes after dinner. Until the sunset brought on Twilight.
There was one particular night that detoured our attention from the earth and put it in the sky. Both of us were pedaling as fast as we could to beat the darkness. That was quickly falling upon us to get home in time for dinner. As we turned down the last road before reaching our houses, there was a swift burst of light that caught the corner of my eye. My sense of curiosity forced me to stop instantly.
I took a good look at the spot where I saw the light
I noticed that the light was no longer there. The only thing that was there was a newly constructed house. My first and only thought were that a light had been left on in the house. Not being convinced, I slowly backed up, and there it was… the bright light. To my astonishment, it wasn’t a light bulb at all. In fact, it was the waxing gibbous moon reflecting off the garage window. It was visual observing that maintained my strong interest in astronomy science.
There are people who are interested to know everything about astronomy science. Although not everybody is interested in astronomy. Astronomy science is a study of the solar system; or the space outside the earth. For scientists to study matters outside the earth, they need to have a device to help them have access to space. The device they need is simply called a telescope.
Telescopes help scientists see what is outside the earth
A telescope is a device that allows the matter outside the earth to be viewed for study and research purposes. That’s why there’s a topic that talks about telescope and astronomy science. It’s the use of the telescope to study astronomy sciences.
Ever since the humanity and human culture existed; I have been looking at the stars above us captivated by their beauty as well as their mystery. That is why the research of astronomy was well-known since ancient times. However, it is still developing in the XXI century.
Astronomy science aims at researching heaven bodies, their movement, inner structure, and development. As well as the systems they are part of; up to the issue of the Universe construction. Thus, the subject of the discipline contains. For example, the Sun as well as other stars, planets with the satellites, asteroids, comets, pulsars. As well as quasars, galaxies and nebulae and others. Present astronomy has developed into a broad range of sciences; concerning the objects of space.
The key subcategories within the study of astronomy science are as follows;
- Astrophysics is the science that researches physical characteristics of celestial objects; and also processes that happen in the Galaxy. Theoretical Astrophysics is the branch that looks for the explanation and modeling of the events in the outer space; from the position of physics.
It consists of such subfields as exoplanet studies. Galactic; as well as extragalactic astronomy, stellar astronomy, plasma. Along with high energy astrophysics. Plus some others.
- Planetary science which consists of such subdisciplines as solar physics, planetary formation study, atmosphere and magnetosphere studies. Planetary surfaces as well as small Solar system bodies are associated as well. Planetary science centers mainly upon the objects of a Solar system. Plus the bodies situated close to our system.
- Observation astronomy is the branch of astronomical science which aims at the examination. As well as observations of the procedures that are occurring in the outer space by space radiations analysis. Observation astronomy works with the practical concerns of astronomy. As well as the technologies and methods of celestial body analysis.
- Astrometry which studies the visible movement of heaven bodies. That includes the sciences of fundamental astrometry. As well as spherical astronomy and employs the information received by observation astronomy.
As I progress in my hobby of astronomy science, I have found that you go through telescopes. You can even build your telescope if you want. There is a lot to learn about astronomy. It all can be done in the comfort of your own backyard.