Astronomy, a hobby for a lifetime!
Astronomy essentially is the science of studying objects and phenomena in space, i.e. anything outside the earth's atmosphere.
Before telescopes were invented in the 17th century, astronomy, as we know, was limited to just looking at the sky with our naked eye. Since the invention of the telescope, astronomy split into different areas of research, which examines in greater depth the physics of celestial systems, facilities, and astrophysics. Astronomy and Astrophysics significantly intertwined, because one can not exist without the other in a way that led to great success in the field of astronomy.
A Brief History of Astronomy
Astronomy is a never ending study of the universe, or the Multi-verse depending on the physical, and every heavenly body in it. Negatively, this includes planets, asteroids, comets, stars, gas formation, black holes and galaxies. Astronomy is often confused with astrology, which is the belief that people are somehow linked to the alignment of the stars.
Although the origins of the two studies are closely related, relevant topics themselves are not the same. Astronomy is more closely related to astrophysics. While astronomy studies are based on the discovery and motion of celestial bodies, astrophysics more attention paid to the study of development, education and chemistry of the known universe.
Without astronomers, astrophysicists would not be new discoveries for the study and without astrophysics, astronomers will not have the motivation to continue to look at the sky. These two sciences virtually independent of each other.