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Nice Article on the Importance of Astronomy

Started by RussCarroll, 11/06/2013 10:35AM
Posted 11/06/2013 10:35AM | Edited 11/07/2013 07:29AM Opening Post
http://www.iau.org/public/themes/why_is_astronomy_important/

From the article:

"The fruits of scientific and technological development in astronomy, especially in areas such as optics and electronics, have become essential to our day-to-day life, with applications such as personal computers, communication satellites, mobile phones, Global Positioning Systems, solar panels and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.

Not to mention the important role that astronomy has played worldwide throughout history by constantly revolutionising our thinking. In the past, astronomy has been used to measure time, mark the seasons, and navigate the vast oceans. As one of the oldest sciences astronomy is part of every culture’s history and roots. It inspires us with beautiful images and promises answers to questions such as, “Where do we come from?” It acts as a window onto the immense size and complexity of space, putting Earth into perspective and promoting global citizenship and pride in our home planet."

Worth a read.
Posted 11/06/2013 05:26PM #1
Good article.....terrible subject line on your post LOL

Russ Carroll said:

http://www.iau.org/public/themes/why_is_astronomy_important/

From the article:

"The fruits of scientific and technological development in astronomy, especially in areas such as optics and electronics, have become essential to our day-to-day life, with applications such as personal computers, communication satellites, mobile phones, Global Positioning Systems, solar panels and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.

Not to mention the important role that astronomy has played worldwide throughout history by constantly revolutionising our thinking. In the past, astronomy has been used to measure time, mark the seasons, and navigate the vast oceans. As one of the oldest sciences astronomy is part of every culture’s history and roots. It inspires us with beautiful images and promises answers to questions such as, “Where do we come from?� It acts as a window onto the immense size and complexity of space, putting Earth into perspective and promoting global citizenship and pride in our home planet."

Worth a read.

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Posted 11/07/2013 07:10AM #2
Hi, Russ -- Definitely 'worth a read'. Thanks for the link.

Bob Polcyn
Posted 11/14/2013 10:43AM #3
Billy, kindly take it to the religion forum.