Astronomy is worth gazing ,
Through my telescope amazing ,
Oh ! heavenly celestial bodies I see ,
Some very far away , some close to me .
Universe made up of galaxies many ,
Black holes , Nebula’s , The Big Bang Theory ,
Our Milky Way galaxy stands among them bright ,
The Solar System from which has it’s birthright .
The Sun , a hot ball of gases in the centre ,
Jupiter and Saturn the Solars’s mentor ,
We study meteors , asteroids and shooting stars ,
Constellations of various shapes ; 88 numbered jars .
Rotation and Revolution we know ,
Day and Night , Seasons , Waxing and Waning of the moon to glow,
Our Scientists send satellites in space ,
Moons , new planets , Saturn’s rings and stars they grace.
Pluto is not a planet any more ,
Neither a planet or satellite , just a folklore ,
It’s journey around the Sun is 248 earth years ,
A day on Pluto is 6 days and 8 hours , a very slow year .
Astronomers now exoplanets find ,
Exoplanets revolving around other stars and their kind ,
Liquid water in these stars is found ,
Life may exist then in new planets revolving them around .
Earth has oxygen , water and life ,
If no water , living a strife ,
The atmosphere keeps us nice and warm,
Renews the ozone which keeps us away from harm .
Did you know India put 104 satellites in space ,
Puts a beaming smile on my face ,
I feel an Indian so proud ,
Astronomy is truly fascinating , I say aloud !
By Swaraj Palkar
Std IX B, AVM Bandra West