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Astronomy began when humans first raised their gaze skywards and wondered about the firmament dotted with more stars than they could count. Join in to experience the awe and wonder as we explore celestial objects and phenomenon.
You first notice patterns in the stars above you. You draw constellations and eventually invent a celestial coordinate system. You are determined to understand the observable universe. You first observe our solar system, the sun, the planets and the moons. You are impressed. You now want bigger toys to see more and so you use space based telescopes and detectors. You suddenly realize that the universe is bathed in the cosmic microwave background radiation; something big happened in the universe billions of years ago. You want to know more.
You study stellar and galactic evolution. You look at the superclusters and you look at the supervoids too. You have decided that nothing in the interstellar medium is going to be left unobserved; be it gamma ray bursts or exploding supernovae or the active galactic nucleus.
You now feel in the zone, and that takes you right to the edge of the event horizon of a supermassive black holes.
You now dare to observe the unobservable.
Cosmology gives us the power to understand the very nature of the universe. Join in as we embark on a breathtaking quest to unravel the mysteries of the universe, reality and time. You begin by accepting the dual nature of the universe. You respect Einstein and his theory of relativity all over again. You are now getting comfortable with paradoxes.
You are fascinated by time; the nature of time to be precise. You wonder, as every living human did at least once in a lifetime, can we travel back and forth in time? Your quest takes you through quantum tunnels and entanglements. You have now learned to accept uncertainty.
You want to make sense of it all. You check out model after model, the big bang, the cyclical… you wonder if you are a part of a multiverse or perhaps a part of simulated universe. You stop to think about the very nature of reality.
You are undeterred in your quest though; you attempt to figure out the attributes of our universe, of matter and energy including its darker version. You observe symmetries, you sense self- organization and then you feel the fine-tuning.
You now begin to see the bigger as well as the smaller picture of the universe; your quest has brought you to the very edge of the unknown and it is then you think about consciousness.
Your quest has just begun.