Astronomy

Description

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets. Relevant phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, quasars, blazars, pulsars, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, astronomy studies everything that originates beyond Earth's atmosphere. Cosmology is a branch of astronomy that studies the universe as a whole.

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Second Level Subjects

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Astronomy
Geodesy

Organizations relating to Astronomy

Global Solar Council / Est. 2015
Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences / Sharjah, United Arab Emirates / Est. 1998
International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life - International Astrobiology Society / Est. 1972
International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture / Buffalo NY, USA / Est. 1996
Société européenne pour l'astronomie dans la culture / Santiago de Compostela, Spain / Est. 1992
Trade Union International of Workers in Geology, Geodesy and Cartography / Moscow, Russia
European Association for Astronomy Education / Est. 1995
European Astronomical Society / Versoix, Switzerland / Est. 1990
European VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry / Ny-Ålesund, Norway
International Systemic Constellations Association / Est. 2007
Webb Society / Cambridge, UK
International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry / Greenbelt MD, USA / Est. 1999
International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1952
Scientific Committee on Frequency Allocations for Radio Astronomy and Space Science / Charlottesville VA, USA / Est. 1960
International Workshop for Astronomy / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1969
European VLBI Network / Manchester, UK / Est. 1980
Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers / Glasgow, UK / Est. 1972
Greenwich Mean Time / London, UK / Est. 1884
International Space Environment Service / Boulder CO, USA / Est. 1962
Southern African Large Telescope Consortium / New York NY, USA
Joint Organization for Solar Observations / Graz, Austria / Est. 1968
Gemini Observatory / Alexandria VA, USA
International Dark-Sky Association / Tucson AZ, USA / Est. 1988
Blue Moon Fund / Charlottesville VA, USA / Est. 2002
Association des planétariums de langue française / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1989
Latin American Child's Audiovisual Universe / Havana, Cuba / Est. 1988
Planetary Society / Pasadena CA, USA / Est. 1980
Australasian Planetarium Society / Wollongong NSW, Australia / Est. 1998
Astronomers Without Borders / Calabasas CA, USA / Est. 2006
International Association of Planetology / Est. 1968
European Union of Geosciences / Est. 1981
ORBIT Association / Est. 1999
Solar Cookers World Network / Est. 2006
Central Meteoric Bureau / Est. 1910
Sociedad Astronómica de España y América / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1911
International Union for Cooperation in Solar Research / Est. 1905
Commission internationale pour la protection des planètes contre les microbes de la terre
International Union of Amateur Astronomers / La Spezia, Italy / Est. 1969
International Solar Commission / Est. 1903
African-European Radio Astronomy Platform / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2012
EU ProSun Glass / Brussels, Belgium
ESF Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1988
European Space Astronomy Centre / Madrid, Spain
Global Geodetic Observing System / Matera, Italy
Observatorio Astronómico Centroamericano de Suyapa / Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Est. 1997
Joint Astronomy Centre / Hilo HI, USA
Global Network of Astronomical Telescopes / Tucson AZ, USA
Euro-Asian Association of Astronomy Teachers / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1995
Ventspils International Radioastronomy Centre / Ventspils, Latvia / Est. 1994
Every Nation / Brentwood TN, USA / Est. 1994

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