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Core articles

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Articles

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Parent Topics

  • Science [r]: The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation [e]
  • Physics [r]: The study of forces and energies in space and time. [e]

Subtopics

Subdisciplines

High priority articles

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Main subject areas

Astronomy | Astrology | Astrophysics | Cosmology | History of Astronomy

Sub-disciplines

Archaeoastronomy | Astrometry | Gamma ray astronomy | Infrared astronomy | Radio Astronomy | Ultraviolet astronomy | X-ray astronomy


Astronomical objects and concepts

Constellations, Star Groups and Galaxies

Constellation | Galaxy | Nebula

Solar system

Solar system


Position Astronomy

Celestial coordinates | Poles | Polar Circles | Proper motion | Tropic


Astrophysical Objects & Concepts


Mechanical Concepts

Celestial mechanics | Kepler's laws | Precession | Tides


Cosmology

Big Bang | Cosmic microwave background | Cosmic rays | Dark matter | Hubble constant | Olber's paradox | Universe


People and Works

Biography

Walter Baade | Friedrich Bessell | Tycho Brahe | Annie Jump Cannon | Alvan Clark | Nicholas Copernicus | Galileo Galilei | George Ellery Hale | William Herschel | Edwin Hubble | Jacobus Kapteyn | Johannes Kepler | Gerard Kuiper | Henrietta Leavitt | Isaac Newton | Edward C. Pikering | Ptolemy | Henry Norris Russell | Harlow Shapley

Books and publications

Almagest | De Revolutionibus | Nuncius Sidereus | Astronomia Nova | Principia | Astronomical Journal | Astrophysical Journal | BD Catalogue | Henry Draper Catalogue | New General Catalogue | Messier Catalogue


Astronomical Instruments and Techniques

Instruments

Astrolabe | Telescope

Techniques

Photometry | Stellar parallax | Spectroscopy

Space Exploration

Galileo (interplanetary space probe) | Sputnik | ISS | Voyager

Measuring


Organizations

AAVSO | AURA | IAU | ESA | NASA | RAS | Webb Society

Observatories

Greenwich Observatory | Harvard College Observatory | Lick Observatory | Arecibo Observatory | Palomar Observatory | International Space Station | Hubble Space Telescope | Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory | Kitt Peak National Observatory | Mauna Kea Observatory