In the field of general science, astronomy offers projects for practical as well as very useful knowledge. One of the greatest values is its appeal to the intellect. Astronomy attempts to unravel the secrets of nature, not only on our planet, but also in the vastness of space around us that is within reach of man's powerful instruments. It acquaints man with what is going on around him as well as with what is happening in regions far removed from everyday experiences and personal contacts. Astronomy tries to make man feel "comfortable" and at "home" in his universe.
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Cable, E. J.
Science Bulletin: Vol. 2:
5, Article 4.
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