Astronomy Today Applied Research

• Most of astronomical observations is automated

• Cosmic weather – influence to satellites

• Near-Earth objects (potentially threatening minor planets) Basic Research

• Stellar physics (plasma; jet propulsion)

• Astroparticle physics (atomic physics)

Historical Benefit

• Time determination

• Astronomical navigation on the sea

• Astronomy accelerated development of mathematics and physics

• Cosmic research brought new technologies to common life