Lauren Woolsey

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Astronomy vs. Physics: Cultural Differences

Posted by Lauren Woolsey on 6/24/15 11:30 AM


Many people, often family members, ask me how astronomy and physics differ. Since I am studying solar physics, I usually give the “short answer”-- that astronomy is just a specific branch of physics. However, there are widespread cultural differences that make the “long answer” rather more involved.

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