Danbury High Astronomy

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What is Astronomy?  As found on wikipedia, it is a natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere (such as the cosmic background radiation). It is concerned with the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, as well as the formation and development of the universe.   Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomy

Horsehead Nebula

Credit and Copyright: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT), Hawaiian Starlight, CFHT     (click on image to goto the NASA multimedia site)

"The Horsehead Nebula, embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula, is seen in this representative-color image from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii. The dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distant, is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against another, brighter nebula. The prominent horse head portion of the nebula is really just part of a larger cloud of dust which can be seen extending toward the bottom of the picture."