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astro hist paper - Astronomy vs. Astrology MWF 10:30-11:30...

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Astronomy vs. Astrology MWF 10:30-11:30 1. What is Astronomy? Astronomy is the study of the universe and the celestial bodies, gas, and dust within it. Astronomy includes observations and theories about the solar system, the stars, the galaxies, and the general structure of space. Astronomy also includes cosmology, the study of the universe and its past and future. People who study astronomy are called astronomers, and they use a wide variety of methods to perform their research. These methods usually involve ideas of physics, so most astronomers are also astrophysicists. i 2. What is Astrology? Astrology is the study of the positions and movements of astronomical bodies— particularly the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars—in the belief that they correspond to events on Earth. Astrologers believe that the position of astronomical bodies at the exact moment of a person’s birth and the subsequent movements of the bodies reflect that person’s character and, therefore, his or her destiny. Scientists have long rejected the principles of
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Hooper during the Fall '05 term at Mt. Wachusett.

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