What is popular astronomy?

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Society For Popular Astronomy
... The Society for Popular Astronomy is a national astronomical society based in the United Kingdom for beginners to amateur astronomy ... Turner to encourage beginners to the science and to promote astronomy among the general public ... patron was Dr J G Porter whose BBC radio broadcasts about astronomy preceded television's long-running series The Sky At Night ...

Famous quotes containing the words astronomy and/or popular:

    It is noticed, that the consideration of the great periods and spaces of astronomy induces a dignity of mind, and an indifference to death.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Vodka is our enemy, so let’s finish it off.
    —Russian saying popular in the Soviet period, trans. by Vladimir Ivanovich Shlyakov (1993)