from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who specializes in astronomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who studies astronomy, the stars or the physical universe; a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An astrologer.
- n. One who is versed in astronomy; one who has a knowledge of the laws of the heavenly orbs, or the principles by which their motions are regulated, with their various phenomena.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is versed in astronomy; a scientific observer of the stars; a student of the laws of the heavenly bodies, or the principles by which their motions are regulated, with their various phenomena.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a physicist who studies astronomy
One such amateur astronomer is Caroline Moore, who, at age 14, was the youngest person to ever discover a supernova.
I can never remember ... you know, the thin astronomer?
A Chinese astronomer from the University of St Andrews has fine-tuned Einstein's groundbreaking theory of gravity, creating a 'simple' theory which could solve a dark mystery that has baffled astrophysicists for three-quarters of a century.
Happily, Alfar's story of an obsessed woman trying to get the attention of the local astronomer is less convoluted and easy to follow than Marquez's story.
We are sometimes apt to identify the idea of an astronomer with that of a man who looks through a telescope at the stars; but the word astronomer has really much wider significance.
Christopher Go, another amateur astronomer from the Philippines, then independently photographed and videoed Friday’s incident.
MikeGene: The crucial point is this: Just because an astronomer is an expert at using the telescope does NOT mean the astronomer is an expert when it comes to appropriate policies.
The crucial point is this: Just because an astronomer is an expert at using the telescope does NOT mean the astronomer is an expert when it comes to appropriate policies.
Per the unanswered ones, I? ll paraphrase astronomer Carl Sager who said?
I recall reading that he had made several important observations as an astronomer, which is why he was considered a leading light.
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