Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics.
My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,' which is used for the brightness of a star.
Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to research and write about whatever I wanted to.
But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.