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Introduction to Astronomy
• Astronomy: the branch science that
studies the universe
• Astrology: the belief that the position of the Sun, planets
and stars affects a persons daily life
Studying the Sky
• Observation: star gazing, record keeping,
Early Observatories
Galileo’s Telescope
Hershel’s Telescope
Newton’s Telescope
Mt. Wilson Observatory
Mt. Pastukhov, Russia