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Astronomer quotes

My dear , what would you say of the learned here, who, replete with the pertinacity of the asp, have steadfastly refused to cast a glance through the telescope?
Galileo Galilei you
Perchance you who pronounce my sentence are in greaterthan I who receive it.
Giordano Bruno you
The fact that somewereat does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at , they laughed at , they laughed at the . But they also laughed atthe .
Carl Sagan genius
These days, it's really been uninteresting except when disasters occur.
James Van Allen day
Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.
Tycho Brahe imagination
Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.
Annie Jump Cannon intelligence
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Nicolaus Copernicus knowledge
Scarce any problem will appear more hard and difficult, than that of determining the distance of the Sun from the Earth very near the truth: but even this... will without much labour be effected.
Edmond Halley truth
All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings.
William Herschel truth
I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way.
Antony Hewish joy
The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity be a little unsure of himself. It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything, who is always with it, that we should beware of.
Fred Hoyle war
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
Johannes Kepler man
Dark energy is incredibly strange, but actually it makes sense to me that it went unnoticed, because dark energy has no effect on daily life, or even inside our solar system.
Adam Riess life
Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
Henry Norris Russell hope
In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.
Martin Ryle work
Thats the way I got along in life. I dont ever remember being particularly jealous of anybody, because I figured if I cant do it myself, I dont deserve to get it.
Clyde Tombaugh life
Humans arent as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.
Neil Degrasse Tyson writing
Never deceive a friend.
Hipparchus friend