Astronomy Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Astronomy Quotes from famous authors such as Viswanathan Anand, Joseph Murray, Seth Shostak, Octavia E. Butler, Martin Ryle. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I have a love for astronomy; Aruna, my wife, and I love travelling, so whenever we get an opportunity, we set off to explore places that have tickled our interest. We are also wildlife enthusiasts.
Viswanathan Anand
My only wish would be to have 10 more lives to live on this planet. If that were possible, I’d spend one lifetime each in embryology, genetics, physics, astronomy and geology. The other lifetimes would be as a pianist, backwoodsman, tennis player, or writer for the ‘National Geographic.’
Joseph Murray
While it may be disappointing, I have to confess to people who ask for my insights on the meaning of it all that astronomy doesn’t provide any clearly useful data on matters of sin and souls.
Seth Shostak
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 E. Butler
In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.
Martin Ryle
We always had National Geographic and Astronomy magazines and Popular Mechanics lying around the house. I got interested in exploration and different parts of the world and different parts of the universe just from seeing those things around the house and the different discussions we had as a family.
Christina Koch
I got interested in astronomy at the age of 8 because I was looking at an atlas of the planets in my parents’ apartment in Arlington, where I grew up. I got a telescope at age 10, which is pretty normal, and by the time I was in eighth grade, I had already seen a lot of cheesy sci-fi films.
Seth Shostak
Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
I was drawn to astronomy by a teenage existential quest. Around 13, I was deep into wondering about the meaning of life and what I was doing here. I turned to religion, but that did nothing for me. I got to wondering where was here. So, I began studying astronomy and became enthralled by what I learned.
Carolyn Porco
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
Rebecca West
It’s like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.
E. O. Wilson
When we meet people who are astronauts or deal in astronomy, it’s always really fascinating.
John Legend
I think music is about our internal life. It’s part of the way people touch each other. That’s very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp.
Brian May
I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don’t know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy.
Stephen Hawking
Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles.
Richard Dawkins
Certainly the history of astronomy shows that every time we thought we were special, we were wrong.
Seth Shostak
I had studied at Harvard and MIT astronomy and a lot about the heavens and the star system and so forth.
Edgar Mitchell
This sight… is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
Edmond Halley
People get cranky when you burst their bubble. Over time, advances in astronomy have relentlessly reinforced the utter insignificance of Earth on a celestial scale. Fortunately, political and religious leaders stopped barbecuing astronomers for saying so, turning their spits with human-rights activists instead.
Nathan Myhrvold
It used to be that, in astronomy, a small team of people could look at photos of a few thousand galaxies and classify and catalog them relatively easily. But now, with a new generation of robotic telescopes scanning the skies constantly and producing millions of images, that’s become next to impossible.
Peter Diamandis
The exact sciences, which would be considered a priori as little adapted to women, for example mathematics, astronomy and physics, are exactly those in which thus far they have most distinguished themselves. This contains a warning against too precipitate conclusions about the intellectual life of woman.
Ellen Key
Becoming a scientist is a long journey, and at every step, I found projects that were exciting, motivating me to continue. My path was not straightforward – when I began studying physics in college, I had no idea I would end up studying asteroids; in fact, I never took an astronomy class.
Carrie Nugent
I want to be an actress and learn astronomy!
Khoudia Diop
When Galileo first trained his optic telescope on the heavens and opened up modern optical astronomy, that was the first of the electromagnetic windows out of the universe: light.
Kip Thorne
I got into astronomy through an interest in religion.
Carolyn Porco
I only watch National Geographic Channel, and also I have the app on my phone. I’m into astronomy and love to learn about new facts.
Sonu Nigam
I do not remember exactly when I became interested in astronomy, but I know it was at a very young age. I did organize an astronomy club for my friends at the age of 11. We would meet once a week to learn about the constellations.
Nancy Roman
There’s no question to my mind that saving our civilization and many other species is more important than our ability to do ground-based astronomy for a few decades.
David Grinspoon
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Edsger Dijkstra
Fixing global warming is more important than astronomy.
David Grinspoon
Among the radio astronomers of SETI – the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – it’s only sort-of a joke that the true hallmark of intelligent life is the creation of radio astronomy.
David Grinspoon
Like many astronomers who use the great telescopes on Mauna Kea, I have participated personally and joyfully in ceremonies to celebrate the profound cosmic understanding that comes from joining ancient Hawaiian navigator traditions with the techniques of modern astronomy.
Sandra Faber
I am a professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, where I teach an introductory class in cosmology. I see the deficiencies that first-year students show up with.
Priyamvada Natarajan
Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
Hannes Alfven
I read about eastern philosophy and religion and existentialism. All that introspective thinking got me thinking about the great beyond. That turned my sights from inwards to outwards, and I started becoming interested in the makeup of the universe, and I started reading about astronomy, planets, and galaxies.
Carolyn Porco
I have always loved astronomy, and being an astronomer once lurked in the back of my mind. But I was never good at algebra. In fact, I flunked it twice in high school.
Natalie Babbitt
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.
James Nasmyth
If I had to go back to school for anything, I’d go for astronomy.
Anderson East
The thing I like about astronomy is being outside at night and seeing the stars in a dark sky. It makes you feel small.
Jimmy Walker
Astronomy teaches the correct use of the sun and the planets.
Stephen Leacock
I got into science fiction by being interested in astronomy first.
Terry Pratchett
My interest in astronomy grew from the play ‘Space’ that I did, where I had to learn where my character was from. I had to study the stars and figure where everything was and how I got here and all of those things.
J. August Richards
I think it’s amazing that the entire community of astronomy has done what it’s done. We’ve been able to deduce the nature of time and space and where we all came from. It’s the most amazing detective story in history.
Sandra Faber
I like the planets because they are real places that you can go to and send machines to. Faraway astronomy – galactic astronomy and extra-galactic astronomy – is really cool stuff, but to me, it’s about destinations.
Alan Stern
One lesson astronomy tells us is that we’re a tiny mote in a hostile void, and help is too far away.
Sandra Faber
It’s been said that astronomy is a humbling and, I might add, a character-building experience.
Carl Sagan
I almost got a psychology degree, I almost got a philosophy degree. I kept changing it so they couldn’t make me graduate. I studied anthropology and eastern religion, epistomology, and astronomy… I took every interesting course I could find for nine years.
Patrick Rothfuss
My favorite subjects were astronomy, sociology, and gender studies. And I always loved math class; I have a thing for numbers. I played soccer freshman year and then realized I hate sweating, but looking back, I definitely should have kept up with sports.
Selah Louise Marley
One thing scientists do is to find order among a large number of facts, and one way to do that across fields as diverse as biology, geology, physics and astronomy is through classification.
Alan Stern
A few months after NASA was formed, I was asked if I knew anyone who would like to set up a program in space astronomy.
Nancy Roman
Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer.
Brian May
From the moment of using rocket devices, a great new era will begin in astronomy: the epoch of the more intensive study of the firmament.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
I’m not really into sci-fi movies, but I’m into the science of space a lot. I love astronomy and thinking about the nothingness of the everythingness of space.
Milana Vayntrub
I didn’t understand how you could be an actor if you didn’t also study philosophy and study political science, astronomy. And also just go out and live life and have experiences.
Brit Marling
The main reason why people should care about research in fundamental physics is the same reason they care about astronomy and cosmology. People, children, want to know what we’re made out of, how it works, and why the universe is the way it is.
David Gross