Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects (such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, and nebulae), the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.

New Releases Tagged "Astronomy"

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
We Dream of Space
The Science of Sci-Fi: From Warp Speed to Interstellar Travel
Black Holes: The Reith Lectures
Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Letters From An Astrophysicist
What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon
The Stargazer's Sister
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
A Brief History of Time
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
The Universe in a Nutshell
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
The Planets
Bad Astronomy
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
The Grand Design
Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Full Moon by Michael LightSatellite Space Mission by AnnMarie AndersonPostcards from Mars by Jim BellComplete Book of Astronomy and Space by Lisa MilesSaturn by Laura Lovett
Space Picture Books
84 books — 2 voters

The Great Canoes in the Sky by Stephen Robert ChadwickArchaeoastronomy by Giulio MagliFour Seasons of Star Stories by Jennifer L. KrollA Stargazing Program for Beginners by Jamie CarterWeird Astronomy by David A.J. Seargent
Humble Book Bundle Astronomy
14 books — 4 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerFaust by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThe Blindspots Between Us by Gleb Tsipursky
Get Smart!
213 books — 138 voters

Related Genres

Mark Haddon
And when you look at the sky you know you are looking at stars which are hundreds and thousands of light-years away from you. And some of the stars don’t even exist anymore because their light has taken so long to get to us that they are already dead, or they have exploded and collapsed into red dwarfs. And that makes you seem very small, and if you have difficult things in you life it is nice to think that they are what is called negligible, which means they are so small you don’t have to take ...more
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

J.M. Barrie
Stars are beautiful, but they must not take an active part in anything, they must just look on forever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was.
J.M. Barrie

More quotes...
Lunar and Planetary Institute Library The LPI Library collection contains more than 60,000 cataloged books, documents, maps and globes…more
4 members, last active 7 years ago
SCIENCE : A discussions group This is basically a discussion group about Modern Science and technology And Classical Science a…more
21 members, last active one year ago
Pop Science & Other Nerdy Subjects Actively read and discuss modern science and the books that define it for the masses. With a foc…more
8 members, last active 7 years ago
Science and Natural History This group is for those that just can't get enough of science and the natural world. *** All bo…more
1,115 members, last active 11 months ago
I, Quantum Singularity
21 chapters — updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM — 0 people liked it
The Pyramid Legacy
1 chapters — updated Jul 25, 2012 10:49AM — 0 people liked it


Tags contributing to this page include: astronomy, astronomia, and atronomy