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51 Best International Astronomy Day Quotes

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1. “I got into astronomy through an interest in religion.” ― Carolyn Porco

2. “Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.” ― Edsger Dijkstra

3. “Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.” ― Plato

4. “My whole entry into astronomy started from a spiritual place.” ― Carolyn Porco

5. “Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.” ― Paracelsus

6. “I got into science fiction by being interested in astronomy first.” ― Terry Pratchett

7. “I want to be an actress and learn astronomy!” ― Khoudia Diop

8. “Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” ― Plato, Philosopher

9. “Fixing global warming is more important than astronomy.” ― David Grinspoon

10. “Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.” ― Stephen Leacock

11. “The origin of galaxies is one of the fundamental questions of astronomy, and that’s what I’ve been studying.” ― Sandra Faber

12. “If I had to go back to school for anything, I’d go for astronomy.” ― Anderson East

13. “It’s been said that astronomy is a humbling and, I might add, a character-building experience.” ― Carl Sagan

14. “I come home from trying to pretend to know about astronomy and physics all day and turn on ‘The Real Housewives’.” ― Eddie Redmayne

15. “I only watch National Geographic Channel, and also I have the app on my phone. I’m into astronomy and love to learn about new facts.” ― Sonu Nigam

16. “The thing I like about astronomy is being outside at night and seeing the stars in a dark sky. It makes you feel small.” ― Jimmy Walker

17. “Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles.” ― Richard Dawkins

18. “In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.” ― Martin Ryle

19. “Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer.” ― Brian May

20. “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.” ― James Nasmyth

21. “I knew there was a school where women could study astronomy. So… it never occurred to me that I couldn’t be an astronomer.” ― Vera Rubin

22. “So important is this dark matter to our understanding of the size, shape, and ultimate fate of the universe that the search for it will very likely dominate astronomy for the next few decades.” ― Vera Rubin

23. “Certainly the history of astronomy shows that every time we thought we were special, we were wrong.” ― Seth Shostak

24. “The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.” ― Edwin Powell Hubble

25. “I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can’t really do much with those in a fantasy setting.” ― Elizabeth Moon

26. “This sight… is by far the noblest astronomy affords.” ― Edmond Halley

27. “The first year I was at NASA, I was only responsible for optical and ultraviolet astronomy. Frankly, there wasn’t much else.” ― Nancy Roman

28. “It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.” ― Plato

29. “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.” ― Octavia E. Butler

30. “One thing scientists do is to find order among a large number of facts, and one way to do that across fields as diverse as biology, geology, physics and astronomy is through classification.” ― Alan Stern

31. “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.” ― Murray Gell-Mann

32. “From the moment of using rocket devices, a great new era will begin in astronomy: the epoch of the more intensive study of the firmament.” ― Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

33. “I have always loved astronomy, and being an astronomer once lurked in the back of my mind. But I was never good at algebra. In fact, I flunked it twice in high school.” ― Natalie Babbitt

34. “I had studied at Harvard and MIT astronomy and a lot about the heavens and the star system and so forth.” ― Edgar Mitchell

35. “Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.” ― Voltaire

36. “The most remarkable discovery in all of astronomy is that the stars are made of atoms of the same kind as those on the earth.” ― Richard P. Feynman

37. “Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.” ― Rebecca West

38. “My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term ‘magnitude’, which is used for the brightness of a star.” ― Charles Francis Richter

39. “I am a professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, where I teach an introductory class in cosmology. I see the deficiencies that first-year students show up with.” ― Priyamvada Natarajan

40. “It’s like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.” ― E. O. Wilson

41. “I’m not really into sci-fi movies, but I’m into the science of space a lot. I love astronomy and thinking about the nothingness of the everythingness of space.” ― Milana Vayntrub

42. “We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy.” ― Simon Newcomb

43. “A few months after NASA was formed, I was asked if I knew anyone who would like to set up a program in space astronomy.” ― Nancy Roman

44. “When Galileo first trained his optic telescope on the heavens and opened up modern optical astronomy, that was the first of the electromagnetic windows out of the universe: light.” ― Kip Thorne

45. “So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.” ― Octavia E. Butler

46. “The study of celestial phenomena at radio wavelengths, radio astronomy came into being after the accidental discovery of cosmic radiation by radio engineer Karl Jansky in 1933.” ― Honor Harger

47. “One lesson astronomy tells us is that we’re a tiny mote in a hostile void, and help is too far away.” ― Sandra Faber

48. “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.” ― Hannes Alfven

49. “When we meet people who are astronauts or deal in astronomy, it’s always really fascinating.” ― John Legend

50. “There’s no question to my mind that saving our civilization and many other species is more important than our ability to do ground-based astronomy for a few decades.” ― David Grinspoo

51. “Over and over in the history of astronomy, a new instrument finds things we never expected to see.” ― Rainer Weiss

52. “I liked math – that was my favorite subject – and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.” ―Sally Ride

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