Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What Is Astronomy All About?

"Who among us has not thrilled to the promise made by scientists that man will soon travel across the vast spaces separating him from neighboring planets and stars? And haven't we all conjured up extravagant and fantastic experiences and sights that lie before us on such trips through space and time? But why wait for the space rockets to be constructed? Without moving from that comfortable chair you can journey through the immense reaches of space on the chariots of knowledge built by the astronomers. For astronomy has made the whole concept of space travel possible. Let's have a closer look at this science which as given humanity so much in the past, but whose greatest contributions still lie ahead."

Alumni Offset Inc., 1953

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