History of Astronomy: A Scientific Overview

General News | Jun-23-2022

History of Astronomy: A Scientific Overview

If you have a passion for stargazing telescopes the Hubble and the universe and this thing we call astronomy you are far from alone. Of course, we know that astronomy is a highly respected science that has produced some of the most amazing compliments of the 20th century. On the top of that, it is a thriving area of fascination in one of the most exciting hobby areas going with thousands of astronomy clubs and tens of thousands of amateur astronomers watching the stars every night just like we do but did you know astronomy is one of the oldest and most respected sciences of those all as for that as before the time of Christ the wise and thinking people of societies of the time were looking at the star and finding ways to track and chart them. We who love the hobby of astronomy can chart a proud history of astronomers that traces across millennia and through virtually every culture in civilization. The history of astronomy for many centuries the science of astronomy was not distant from the patient of astrology. Astronomy is the study of the stars planet and the universe with a clear scientific approach.

Astrology is the study of zodiac signs and how they influence growth, personalities, and our daily life in modern times. We as a paper of science discount the astrological side and focus on the astronomy of the heaven but they were studied for millennia before the age of science made them separate there is historical evidence that astronomy was a recognized science as far back as the Babylonian civilization. Hundreds of years before Christ the study of the stars was not limited to one country similar movement was going on in China, India, Asian Egypt, and all over the Arabian Peninsula. The integration of astronomy and religion is so prevalent that we see it in the Christmas story in which the Magi Zoroastrian Priesthood probably from the equivalent of the ancient area followed a star to the Christ child these astronomers were also astrologers and it was that mixture that leads them to be part of this historic events. Ptolemy wrote the first book on astronomy during the Greek Empire since that historic publication the whole list of great astronomers chart a path right through the center of modern science.

By : Parth Aggarwal
S. D. Public School
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