Astronomy is a beautiful science.
I mean that literally and figuratively. Of course, astronomy is literally telling us our place in the Universe, how everything works, how it fits together … and it’s done on the grandest of scales. There’s a beauty in the tapestry of the cosmos.
But it’s also just beautiful. Nebulae, galaxies, stars, planets, aurorae; from the near sky to the most distant realms, the Universe is filled to overflowing with pure, simple beauty.
That’s why, every year, I