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.
Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.
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 turned my attention for a while to gamma ray astronomy and soon began the first in a continous series of experiments at the Savannah River site to study the properties of the neutrino.
I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
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 when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static tends to come from particular places in the sky, the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.
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.
Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.
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