Some articles on astronomy, astronomy groups:
... the goals of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, the Starpeace project has these aims To encourage astronomy groups in one country to cooperate ... encouragement to the growth and survival of astronomy groups in developing countries ... these star parties as a means of increasing scientific awareness and to improve the knowledge of astronomy through talks and photographs ...
Famous quotes containing the words groups and/or astronomy:
“Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory.”
—Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)
“Awareness of the stars and their light pervades the Koran, which reflects the brightness of the heavenly bodies in many verses. The blossoming of mathematics and astronomy was a natural consequence of this awareness. Understanding the cosmos and the movements of the stars means understanding the marvels created by Allah. There would be no persecuted Galileo in Islam, because Islam, unlike Christianity, did not force people to believe in a fixed heaven.”
—Fatima Mernissi, Moroccan sociologist. Islam and Democracy, ch. 9, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. (Trans. 1992)