Questions tagged [astronomy]

For questions about the fictitious in-universe astronomy found in works of speculative fiction. Questions purely concerning real-world astronomy are off-topic but can be asked on Astronomy.SE (https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/).

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What's the point of studying Astronomy at Hogwarts?

They had to study the night skies through their telescopes every Wednesday at midnight and learn the names of different stars and the movements of the planets. (describing Astronomy class in HP and ...
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Did wizards know more about the Milky Way galaxy than Muggles?

In Harry Potter's third year, Harry had to restrain himself from buying a perfect moving model of the Milky Way galaxy. Perfect model implies that wizards know everything that is in the galaxy and ...
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Book series with an astronomer exploring a golden egg shaped spaceship in Earth orbit [duplicate]

So when I was younger I got a series of books involving an astronomer with Kung fu abilities who discovers a rogue object orbiting Jupiter. Next, he and his team figure out that it has left Jupiter's ...