Astronomy Koan – Definition
An astronomy koan is a short, easy-to-memorize phrase that distills a key teaching about astronomy (especially physical astronomy).
The words are simple enough for a child to learn, but they carry complex insights about scientific observations.
The astronomy koan is a mnemonic that has layers of meaning or presents an ambiguous or challenging observation in a pithy phrase.
Try memorizing one of these – you can bring these with you everywhere.
Four Physical Astronomy Koans
What do you think about these?
Do you know any astronomy koans?
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