“It’s a calm and cloudless night, come outside with me tonight and I can show you wonders of the world to surprise and delight. I’ve got my telescope with me; just wait until you see we’ll stand on the shoulders of giants…to see beyond.”
Good morning, dear teachers and schoolmates. You just heard the theme song of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. I sang it because I would like to talk about my favorite subject—Astronomy. I love astronomy for its mysterious beauty and the lessons about life I had learned from studying it.
My love for astronomy began two years ago in a star observation. I was amazed by the thousands of stars glittering, shining and shimmering in the night sky. At that moment, I had fallen in love with the countless jewels that Nature had sewn on the gigantic piece of velvet above us.
Since then, I seized every chance to know more about astronomy. I tried very hard to remember all 88 constellations and this helped me win the first prize in an astronomy knowledge competition.
The more I knew about the shining diamonds high above, the more about life I learned. When I looked upon the stars; I found out that the sky was so vast that you couldn’t see where it ended. This reminded me that compared to the infinite universe; mankind is no more than a grain of sand, so there is nothing to be proud of.
Studying astronomy is more than gaining knowledge. Gazing at billions of twinkling eyes in the sky allows me to escape into an imaginary world of my own and forget all my worries. What is more, I learned to be humble.