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  1. #1 Way to study Astrology 
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    Now I am studying Maths as my major subject. What am I suppose to do to study Astrology??


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    Why would you wish to study a meaningless superstition? Or did you mean astronomy, not astrology? If you meant astronomy then you need to give us a little more information about your age, educational background and current status - high school student, undergraduate, etc.


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    Sorry I maent Astronomy. i am undergraduate with maths honours.
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    Take an intro to astronomy class; I'm taking one right now and it's been a lot of fun so far.
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    Bipasha, I am slighly confused by your enquiry. As you are presently an undergraduate in university the answer to your quesitons is surely right there. Is there an astronomy department in your university? If so ask about the courses available and the requirements to enter for a full program. If there is not then ask lecturers in other departments (maths and physics being the obvious choices) if they could recommend a good university for such a degree. At the same time go on line and see what is available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bipasha Ghosh View Post
    Now I am studying Maths as my major subject. What am I suppose to do to study Astrology??
    Why don't you study the subject in the same way you would any other?
    I'm surprised an undergraduate with Maths "honours" would confuse astronomy with astrology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halliday View Post
    Why don't you study the subject in the same way you would any other?
    I'm surprised an undergraduate with Maths "honours" would confuse astronomy with astrology.
    Studying astronomy differs from most sciences because it involves few, if any, experiments; thus, most/all knowledge is gained through observations and, in academia, through rote learning. (I pity the non-astronomy majors )

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    It does seem odd, but confusing "astronomy" with "astrology" is easy for ESL students because the suffix "-ology" is used with many other sciences (eg: biology, archaeology, climatology, physiology, herpetology, etc. The suffix "-onomy" is used in only a few other sciences (eg: economy and agronomy). Can anyone think of any others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
    Studying astronomy differs from most sciences because it involves few, if any, experiments; thus, most/all knowledge is gained through observations and, in academia, through rote learning. (I pity the non-astronomy majors )

    It does seem odd, but confusing "astronomy" with "astrology" is easy for ESL students because the suffix "-ology" is used with many other sciences (eg: biology, archaeology, climatology, physiology, herpetology, etc. The suffix "-onomy" is used in only a few other sciences (eg: economy and agronomy). Can anyone think of any others?
    I accept the points made in your post.
    I thought (perhaps wrongly) that the use of English was common, amongst students, in places like Kolkata in India.
    I also found it rather odd that a Maths honours student would bother going to an Internet science forum to ask a question, about studying astronomy, rather than get the information from other students/staff at the university or college concerned.
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    There is always the obvious, get an intro book to guide you and go out and look at the night sky and try to make sense of what you see. There are probaly astronomy clubs associated with the university in your local area. Astromy is one of the few sciences still open to the amature.
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