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Cosmos A to Z

The Cosmos A to Z by Laura Danly

Astronomy is the study of all events outside a planet's atmosphere. One who studies in this field is known as an astronomer.

Some of Jack's favorite subjects included literature and astronomy, the latter of which was an interest he shared with T'Mir. (ENT: "Carbon Creek")

Astronomical sciences certificate

Starling's framed certificate

Astronomical sciences certificate detail

certificate detail

20th century computer pioneer Henry Starling had a certificate in his Chronowerx office recognizing excellence in the field of Astronomical Sciences, stating that he had satisfactorily complied with all required courses and had shown outstanding skill as a professional in the area of astronomical sciences. The certificate hung behind his office, to the top left on a framed Technology Future cover. (VOY: "Future's End", "Future's End, Part II")

Somewhat unprofessionally, the certificate misspells the word professional as "proffessional".

The certificate was auctioned off in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. The description called it a "Certificate of Excellence". [1]

Jonathan Archer's first astronomy book, The Cosmos A to Z, was given to him as a gift from his father for his 8th birthday. (ENT: "Fusion")

Growing up one of Raakin's favorite subjects was astronomy. His "father," Arik Soong, would sit with Raakin at night, and quiz Raakin by pointing out the stars, and having him name them. (ENT: "Cold Station 12")

Among Seven of Nine's interests include astronomy, quantum mechanics and music. (VOY: "Someone to Watch Over Me")

When asked by Neelix to write a paper on a planet for her astronomy class, Naomi Wildman chose to write it on Kelemane's planet, which she titled The Weird Planet Where Time Moved Very Fast and So Did the People Who Lived There. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

Upon his son Icheb's return to the Brunali homeworld, Leucon told him that "being on that starship, you learned much more about astronomy than I have." (VOY: "Child's Play")


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