Astronomy is an exciting natural science which studies various celestial bodies and phenomena with the help of telescopes. It makes use of physics, astronomy, and chemistry to describe their origins and nature. Interesting objects of interest such as planets, stars, comets, and nebulae are studied by amateur astronomers all over the world on a daily basis. Astronomy is an interesting field, which makes use of many different scientific disciplines such as astronomy, geology, and mathematics.
Astronomy has given rise to many technological advancements such as the invention of the telescope and its development into a fully functioning machine for scientific research. The invention of the telescope was motivated by mounting problems and was able to create a clear and precise view of the moon and other celestial bodies by the development of new tools such as the reflecting telescope. Telescopes enable scientists to study various astronomical phenomena by using them to send tiny amounts of light into space and back to earth. A major role in astronomy is played by satellites also.
Astronomy involves many professional and non-professional astronomers all over the world who observe, track, and measure celestial objects in space using telescopes or satellites. Astronomy professionals find it very challenging to study because of the large amount of data which has to be analyzed to detect patterns and relationships between celestial bodies and terrestrial matters. Astronomy requires a keen eye for details and a good imagination to work out new ways of manipulating existing data. Astronomy also involves students who are studying the field either as full time or part time students. There are many interesting ways that students can use a telescope such as getting as close as possible to a star or taking a look at a star in a moon’s orbit.