Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
Cosmology is serious business and in our hearts we are nothing if not cosmologists, hanging in a cold cage sifting the ruthless jewels of existence.
The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.
Astronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility.
I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.
The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.
Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer
Science is competitive, aggressive, demanding. It is also imaginative, inspiring, uplifting.
Astronomy? Impossible to understand and madness to investigate.
Astronomers, like burglars and jazz musicians, operate best at night.
Astronomy taught us our insignificance in Nature.
Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.
The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.
The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible.
Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
This sight... is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
For astronomy is not only pleasant, but also very useful to be known: it cannot be denied that this art unfolds the admirable wisdom of God.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
If there is anything that can bind the heavenly mind of man to this dreary exile of our earthly home and can reconcile us with our fate so that one can enjoy living,-then it is verily the enjoyment of the mathematical sciences and astronomy.
On the left-hand side of the field equation we may add the fundamental tensor guv, multiplied by a universal constant, -λ, at present unknown, without destroying the general covariance.
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