What does astronomer mean?

Definitions for astronomer
əˈstrɒn ə məras·tronomer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astronomer, uranologist, stargazer(noun)

    a physicist who studies astronomy

Wiktionary

  1. astronomer(Noun)

    One who studies astronomy, the stars or the physical universe; a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astronomer(noun)

    an astrologer

  2. Astronomer(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [See Astronomy.]

Freebase

  1. Astronomer

    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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astronomer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astronomer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The California-based astronomer:

    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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