Knowing astronomy is important

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2002) Knowing astronomy is important. Popular Astronomy, 49 (1). p. 7. ISSN 0261-0892

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Almost everyone is aware of the fact that our world (planet) belongs to a 'family' of a countless number of celestial objects scattered around the universe. But, how often does the average person, purposely, look in the direction of these 'shiny objects' in the night sky and think about their sizes, distances from us, conditions, ages and so on? Why should we disrupt our earth-based lives and activities and start thinking about these things? This might be a typical comment or question by someone who does not regard astronomy as a hobby or profession.

This article investigates and determines the level of awareness and interest about the universe. It then paves the way towards establishing relationships between our attitude to our world (Earth) and general knowledge about the universe.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Society for Popular Astronomy
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 02:45
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 03:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: survey; knowledge; planets; stars
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020199 Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences

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