Definitions for astronomer
əˈstrɒn ə məras·tronomer
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astronomer, uranologist, stargazernoun
a physicist who studies astronomy
One who studies astronomy, the stars or the physical universe; a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
He that studies the celestial motions, and the rules by which they are governed.
Etymology: from ἄστϱον, a star, and νόμος, a rule or law.
The motions of factions under kings, ought to be like the motions, as the astronomers speak of, in the inferiour orbs. Francis Bacon.
The old and new astronomers in vain
Attempt the heav’nly motions to explain. Richard Blackmore.
Since astronomers no longer doubt of the motion of the planets about the sun, it is fit to proceed upon that hypothesis. John Locke.
An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who focuses their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth. They observe astronomical objects such as stars, planets, moons, comets and galaxies – in either observational (by analyzing the data) or theoretical astronomy. Examples of topics or fields astronomers study include planetary science, solar astronomy, the origin or evolution of stars, or the formation of galaxies. Related but distinct subjects are like physical cosmology, which studies the Universe as a whole.
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
Etymology: [See Astronomy.]
An astronomer is a scientist who studies celestial bodies such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies, as well as Gamma-ray bursts and cosmic microwave background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole. Historically, astronomy was more concerned with the classification and description of phenomena in the sky, while astrophysics attempted to explain these phenomena and the differences between them using physical laws. Today, that distinction has mostly disappeared and the terms "astronomer" and "astrophysicist" are interchangeable. Professional astronomers are highly educated individuals who typically have a PhD in physics or astronomy and are employed by research institutions or universities. They spend the majority of their time working on research, although they quite often have other duties such as teaching, building instruments, or aiding in the operation of an observatory. The number of professional astronomers in the United States is actually quite small. The American Astronomical Society, which is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, has approximately 7,700 members. This number includes scientists from other fields such as physics, geology, and engineering, whose research interests are closely related to astronomy. The International Astronomical Union comprises almost 10,145 members from 70 different countries who are involved in astronomical research at the PhD level and beyond.
The numerical value of astronomer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of astronomer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
The star is named in honor of the great American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard, who was a pioneer of stellar photography and astrometry, edward Emerson Barnard recognized that this star had the largest known proper motion a century ago.
This is one of maybe only two or three times we've been contacted by an astronomer who says there's something we don't understand, it is a very strange object.
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- عالم فلكArabic
- astrònom, astrònomaCatalan, Valencian
- astronom, hvězdářCzech
- Astronomin, AstronomGerman
- virastronomo, astronomino, astronomoEsperanto
- اخترشناس, اخترمار, ستارهشناسPersian
- astronomi, tähtitieteilijäFinnish
- astronome, astronomsLatvian
- astronoom, sterrenkundigeDutch
- astronomNorwegian Nynorsk
- astronomă, astronomRomanian
- zvezdar, zvezdarica, звездарица, zvjezdoznanac, звездар, astronom, астрономSerbo-Croatian
- molepiSouthern Sotho
- gök bilimci, astronomTurkish
- nhà thiên văn họcVietnamese
- histelavan, jistelavan, stelavanVolapük
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