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In arts, astronomy (CR:11) (LH:4) (TL:15), from Greek asteria (αστέρι) (NE:616), meaning “star” + -nomia[1] or nomos (νόμος) (NE:440) meaning "law" (NE:440) or governing body (e.g. nome)[2], and "number" or arithmos (αριθμος) (NE:440), is the study of the distance and sizes of stars (Guericke, 1672); the study of celestial objects, space, and the physics of the universe; branches include: celestial mechanics and astrophysics.


The following are related quotes:

“The first to turn his attention to the problem of investigating the distance and sizes of the stars was Aristarchus, the Samian, who lived four hundred years before Ptolemy and recorded for posterity the theories of Pythagoras. Hipparchus of Rhodes followed him: the Ptolemy, with his magnum opus of five books, Al-Battani and Al-Fargani (c.790-861) (Ѻ)(Ѻ), the Arabs, and more recently Muller (of Konigsberger), Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Wendelin, Lansberg, Riccioli and a number of others.”
Otto Guericke (1672), New Magdeburg Experiments on the Vacuum of Space (pg. 43) [3]

See also


  1. – nomia (Spanish → English) – Real Spanish Academy.
  2. Nome (Egypt) – Wikipedia.
  3. Guericke, Otto. (1663). New Magdeburg Experiments: on the Vacuum of Space (Ottonis de Guericke Experimenta Nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio) (translator and preface: Margaret Ames) (pg. 43). Publisher, 1672; Kluwer, 1994; Springer, 2012.
  4. Greatest astronomer ever – Hmolpedia 2020.

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