What does Observatory mean?

Definitions for Observatory
əbˈzɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iob·ser·va·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. observatorynoun

    a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena

  2. lookout, observation tower, lookout station, observatorynoun

    a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings

GCIDE

  1. Observatorynoun

    (Mil.) A lookout on a flank of a battery whence an officer can note the range and effect of the fire; usually referred to as an observation post. Farrow.

Wiktionary

  1. observatorynoun

    A place where stars, planets and other celestial bodies are observed, usually through a telescope.

  2. Etymology: From the participle stem of observare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Observatorynoun

    A place built for astronomical observations.

    Etymology: observatoire, French.

    Another was found near the observatory in Greenwich Park. John Woodward, on Fossils.

Wikipedia

  1. Observatory

    An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Astronomy, climatology/meteorology, geophysical, oceanography and volcanology are examples of disciplines for which observatories have been constructed. Historically, observatories were as simple as containing an astronomical sextant (for measuring the distance between stars) or Stonehenge (which has some alignments on astronomical phenomena).

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  1. observatory

    An observatory is a location or building used for observing celestial events, such as stars, planets, the sun, and the moon. It typically houses telescopes and other astronomical instruments for studying outer space. Some observatories also serve as research facilities for astronomers and scientists, while others are open to the public for educational purposes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Observatorynoun

    a place or building for making observations on the heavenly bodies

  2. Observatorynoun

    a building fitted with instruments for making systematic observations of any particular class or series of natural phenomena

  3. Observatorynoun

    a place, as an elevated chamber, from which a view may be observed or commanded

  4. Observatorynoun

    a lookout on a flank of a battery whence an officer can note the range and effect of the fire

  5. Etymology: [Cf. F. observatoire.]

Wikidata

  1. Observatory

    An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Astronomy, climatology/meteorology, geology, oceanography and volcanology are examples of disciplines for which observatories have been constructed. Historically, observatories were as simple as containing an astronomical sextant or Stonehenge.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Observatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Observatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Observatory in a Sentence

  1. Hawaii Civil Defense:

    Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms 2 new vents. All Lanipuna residents must evacuate now.

  2. Tom Painter:

    In 2013, we started flying the Airborne Snow Observatory essentially to take laser and spectrometers to map all the snow to be able to know the exact distribution across the landscape, some of the snow we are looking at out here, some of it goes deeper than 75 feet. And there are a lot of places that are much deeper than 50 feet all across the landscape.

  3. Tom Falvey:

    We have had calls from people in Europe, South America, and so people will come from all over the world to see this and chase this eclipse, so we are getting ready to show them this place, show them our wonderful telescopes collection, our observatory, planetarium, the wonderful galleries we have.

  4. Celestin Kasereka Mahinda:

    The observatory no longer has the support of the central government or of external donors, which explains why the volcanic eruption was such a surprise.

  5. Michael McElwain:

    There are 50 major deployments that transform Webb from its stowed, launch configuration into an operational observatory, while these steps have been tested on the ground and operationally rehearsed in the Mission Operations Center, these critical activities must be executed for a successful mission. Best wishes to our team, and stay cool, James Webb !

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