Calculating the Sky

Astronomical Math

Astronomy and Math

-Astronomy is the study of the sun, moon, stars, planets, comets, gas, galaxies, dust and other non-Earthly bodies and phenomena.
-Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Astronomers use math all the time.
-One way it is used is when we look at objects in the sky with a telescope. The camera that is attached to the telescope basically records a series of numbers.
- In order to be able to understand the information that these numbers contain, we need to use math and statistics to understand them.
- Mathematics explains how the Universe functions