(During the month of April we are participating in an A-Z challenge hosted by Arlee)
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Astronomy is "the scientific study of the stars and planets and their movements."
I have always been fascinated with astronomy. It was not something I was ever taught deeply at school but it has been a pleasure teaching myself, particularly through the early pages of my atlas - " a book of maps."
In Malaysia, satellite television is called 'Astro', a term which literally means "of the stars; relating to outer space." As much as I love learning of our universe, I have never warmed to the idea of being an astronaut - "a crew member of a spacecraft" - I'm doing just fine with my view of space from the earth!
Michio Kaku is a physicist who deals with astronomy and has presented a very compelling lesson on the universe in a nutshell. If you have the time, I advise you to listen to this:
If only they could have taught these complex matters so simply at high school!
Are we alone in the universe?