Category talk:Astronomy

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Discussion of Categorization[edit]

I have added the proposed categorization below. Please feel free to discuss additions, deletions, or re-structuring. Moving categories up and down levels. I would like to build this into a reference tool to more fully organize the category, and make it simpler to navigate down through from the general to the specific. --Exodio 23:45, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm trying to clean up this category, I mean I'm moving articles to more specific subcatgories. Any suggestions and/or guidelines? Maybe someone wants to help? It's good to go below 50 articles. After cleaning Category:Physics, it became alot more comprehensible. Karol 17:37, 27 September 2005 (UTC)
Hi, all. I'm interested in improving subcategories of category:astronomy. Actually, my primary goal is to recategorise croatian astronomt pages ( hr:kategorija:astronomija), and I use english version to help me do this, but I might decide to improve english version as well. I made this for start - User:Ante Perkovic/category:Astronomy.
If someone want's to help, please, contact me. --Ante Perkovic 12:02, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
Is Category:Astronomy a sub category of Category:Space or vice-versa? Because right now they are both sub-categories of each other. - Trevor MacInnis (Talk | Contribs) 23:02, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
Good point. Category:Space should be in Category:Astronomy because it's one of the topics of the science and therefore less general. Conversly, astronomy is not "a part" of space. Category:Space should be somehow nested in another category, best related to Category:Nature. Karol 07:55, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
Disagree. Category:Space should be the main category, with Category:Astronomy as a sub-category. There is more to Space than the study of the physics and properties. There are politics and laws, expansion/exploration/colonization, specific spaceflights and history, etc etc. --Exodio 23:45, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
P.S. It is :) Karol 07:56, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
A diffusement notice has been put on Category:Astronomy. I am going to us other sciences as a template for naming the sub-disciplines of Astronomy. --Exodio 21:57, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Proposed Categorization[edit]

As Sub-Category of Space-

Related Articles[edit]


I'm taking down the TOC tag, because everything fits on one page now. Karol 19:04, 27 September 2005 (UTC)

Karol - Can this sentence be removed? It seems superfluous. --Exodio 23:45, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Astrophysics as a subcategory[edit]

I think making "astrophysics" a subcategory of "astronomy" is inappropriate. In most astronomy research in the past 100 years, the distinction between "astronomy" and "astrophysics" has been very gray. The two terms may be used interchangably in modern astrophysics. May I suggest merging Category:Astrophysics into this category? I know it will cause problems, but I think that many of the articles in both this category and the astrophysics category can be subcategorized relatively easily. (People seem to slap "Category:Astronomy" on anything.) George J. Bendo 18:20, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Moving sub-categories and proposed new category[edit]

Does anyone know how to affect what letter of the alphabet a sub-category appears under in the list? The astronomical sub-disciplines and astronomy data and publications categories should be placed under 'S' and 'D' respectively to be consistent with the other categories.

I also want to propose a new category for astronomy projects to cover articles such as Galaxy Zoo and XO Project, which don't fall under astronomical surveys and are currently stuck in the root astronomy category. There are probably other articles that would also fit in this category. Of course, if anyone can find an existing category that these articles belong in then please move them there.

Cosmo0 10:43, 25 September 2007 (UTC)