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Astronomy is my first love.

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Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.

       G. C. Lichtenberg (1742-99), German physicist, philosopher.phorisms,"Notebook

        C," aph. 23   (written 1765-99; tr. by R. J. Hollingdale, 1990).  

  This article has been long over-due and it is high time that I wrote it down. Astronomy, ah! I have so many memories associated with this particular subject, which unfortunately in Pakistan is not even considered a subject by masses. In fact, they can hardly distinguish between Astrology and Astronomy! How I became interested in Astronomy is something that has interested me for a long time. No matter how much I think I can't reach that point in my life when I developed a love for it. The farthest backward I have any memory of such sort is that of my sister asking me what a black hole was and at that moment I knew nothing but a few lines and then I started my search of black holes which ultimately developed into a strong love with star-lore. My passion also has some roots in my love for books.

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   The study of Einstein's life brought me face to face with Quantum Mechanics and I became interested in that. Quantum Mechanics is not less than Relativity yet it deals with physics at the atomic level while the Relativity is about the Universe at large. The two do not encounter each other normally, however, in situations such as a singularity, the two theories give different results. Anyway, the physicists are trying to solve this so lets leave it to them.

   In short, it can be said that Astronomy introduced me to other branches of Physics, which I found quite interesting. In fact, during my O Levels my Physics-teacher had been really impressed by my 'clarity of concepts'. In the first physics examination the majority barely passed while I was in the nineties.

   Nearly parallel with my advancements in Physics was my excelling in Mathematics. When I had been in primary classes I hated maths but Astronomy created a place for maths in my heart. Maths has to play a great role in Astronomy and the mathematics required in Astronomy is really really tough. I have not yet studied Astronomy in mathematical terms because it is too advanced for me. However, I have not refrained from learning the simple mathematical laws.

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   There was a short period in which I feared that maybe I'll lose interest in Astronomy and that this passion is just temporary, yet this fear has been proved wrong again and again, because no matter in what I am interested it would have some link with Astronomy. Although I am doing F.Sc but I checked the syllabus of Physics for A Levels in which there is an optional part on Astrophysics and I can say with certainty that I can pass that part without even studying a bit!

     In short, Astronomy was the basic cause of my metamorphosis and Astronomy is my first love and a man never forgets his first love!

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