astrology vs astronomy : Common Errors in English

About astrology vs astronomy

Modern astronomers consider astrology an outdated superstition. You’ll embarrass yourself if you use the term “astrology” to label the scientific study of the cosmos. In writing about history, however, you may have occasion to note that ancient astrologers, whose main goal was to peer into the future, incidentally did some sound astronomy as they studied the positions and movements of celestial objects.

astrology Meaning(s)

  • (n) a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon

astronomy Meaning(s)

  • (n) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

astrology in News

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    on June 18, 2013 Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Library to feature author Cragin

    Playwright, columnist, and author Sally Cragin will be featured in Acton Memorial Library’s “Evening with Local Authors” program at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Fitchburg resident is the author of “The Astrological Elements” and “Astrology on the Cusp.’’ She was an award-winning columnist for the Boston Phoenix, and her arts reviews and features have appeared in The Boston Globe and Yankee magazine ...
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

  3. Free Will Astrology

    Free Will Astrology
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Ventura County Reporter

astronomy in News

  1. Astronomy programs set in Potter County

    Astronomy programs are set for Friday and Saturday at Cherry Springs State Park. - 3:56 pm
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Elmira Star-Gazette

  2. Utilitarian Approach To Science Is Killing Arab Astronomy

    A professor of physics and astronomy at the American University of Sharjah, Nidhal Guessoum writes in the latest issue of Nature, that the utilitarian approach to science in Arab countries has had a devastating effect on the field of astronomy. Today, Arab astronomy barely registers on the world map. Scientific research is weak across the Arab world, and astronomy weaker still. Unlike countries ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Forbes

  3. Friday, June 14

    by Astronomy: Lunar mission talk The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society, tonight, June 14, includes a free talk open to the public with speaker Brian Day of NASA Ames speaking on NASA's LADEE Lunar Mission. Foothill Observatory will open after the meeting, from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Park in Lot 5. 7:30-9 p.m. $3 parking fee. Foothill College Room 5015 ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Mountain View Voice

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