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 Clyde Tombaugh - “They would get books on astronomy out of the city library for me. They would allow me stay up late at night to look at things in the sky.”  
 Martin Ryle - “In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.”  
 Sally Ride - “I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.”  
 Frederick Reines - “I turned my attention for a while to gamma ray astronomy and soon began the first in a continous series of experiments at the Savannah River site to study the properties of the neutrino.”  
 James Nasmyth - “But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.”  
 Elizabeth Moon - “I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.”  
 Ernst Mach - “Similarly, many a young man, hearing for the first time of the refraction of stellar light, has thought that doubt was cast on the whole of astronomy, whereas nothing is required but an easily effected and unimportant correction to put everything right again.”  
 Murray Gell-Mann - “But when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static tends to come from particular places in the sky, the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.”  
 Charles Francis Richter - “This is very similar to astronomy where different magnitudes are assigned to the brightness of an astronomical object, depending on the range of wavelengths being measured.”  
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.”  
 Octavia Butler - “So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.”  
 Octavia Butler - “Here I was into astronomy, and here into anthropology, and there I go into geology. It was much more fun to be able to research and write about whatever I wanted to.”  
 Paracelsus - “Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.”  
 Bill Cooke - “It has become quite obvious in recent years that our nomenclature in astronomy is not keeping pace with our discoveries.”  
 Eric Anderson - “Even though Dr. Olsen will be quite busy performing technical duties and conducting scientific experiments, he will also find time to speak with students from his beloved 'home' states of New York and New Jersey. We applaud Greg for his dedication to this mission, but also his drive to encourage young people to study science, math and astronomy by giving a first-hand description of the wonders of space.”  
 John Taylor - “I majored in physics at IU. But I took a whole lot of astronomy classes. I thought it would be great to have a solar telescope ... be able to see things during the day with the students.”  
 Michael Meyer - “Our main goal is to give students from all disciplines the background they need to appreciate the astronomical constraints on the origin and prospects for life elsewhere in the universe. We'll try to give the students the background they need to become 'critical consumers' of astronomy research and to connect what they learn to their own research areas.”  
 Matthew Adams - “Its interesting that astronomy can do this. And its great that theres this ongoing interest in Ansel. Were planning to go out and see it for curiositys sake.”  
 Matthew Adams - “It's interesting that astronomy can do this. And it's great that there's this ongoing interest in Ansel. We're planning to go out and see it for curiosity's sake.”  
 Plato - “It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.”  
 Jim Bell - “Still, we can do some pretty good astronomy.”  
 Simon Newcomb - “We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy.”  
 Michael Meyer - “This is a unique opportunity to bring together young scientists from around the country -- indeed, from around the world -- to get first hand experience in the 'astronomy' of astrobiology.”  
 Mike Steiner - “The kids are talking about astronomy with their friends outside of class. As a teacher, what else can you ask for”  
 Eric Anderson - “We applaud Greg for his dedication to this mission, but also his drive to encourage young people to study science, math and astronomy by giving a first-hand description of the wonders of space.”  

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