Why Astronomy

INTERSECTS WITH MYTHOLOGY

Behind every constellation is a story. Ancient cultures all looked for pictures in the sky, and many ancient people used the stars as a canvas for storytellers to pass on traditions, myths, and fables.

Astronomy helps us understand the rhythms of our daily lives

God gave us the sun, moon, and stars to serve as “signs and for seasons, and for days and years”. Astronomy helps us to understand the everyday realities we take for granted, like clocks, calendars, and leap years.The rising and setting of the sun establishes our daily rhythms. The passing of seasons determine our yearly rhythms.

Astronomy intersects with mathematics

For the more ambitious students, Classical Astronomy is a natural vehicle to use math. Studying the basic motions of the heavens can help students apply math to the ancient craft of navigation and timekeeping. The history of mathematics is inextricably bound to the history of astronomical studies.

Astronomy gets kids outside

A textbook on astronomy can only take you so far. There’s no way better to really learn astronomy unless you get outside and look up, and this gives kids a great opportunity to get fresh air, and enjoy the great outdoors. For Sky observation, kids go outside the city, do camping and bonfire and enjoy the night under the star.

Astronomy, unlike other sciences, can become a hobby

It is hard to make biology, chemistry, or physics into casual hobbies. Astronomy, on the other hand, can be done nearly anywhere in the world without any technical equipment. If students want to “go pro” they can invest in star charts, good binoculars, or an amateur telescope

Its fun and attracts young people to the science

Every child love to talk about stars, planets, suparnova, moons, comets and asteriods. Astronomy usually ranks up there with dinosaurs for sparking interest in the sciences