Definition of astronomer
: a person who is skilled in astronomy or who makes observations of celestial phenomena
Recent Examples of astronomer from the Web
An amateur astronomer for more than 40 years, McCague built the telescope using common hardware store items and donated it to the college.
This KC exploration promises to awaken your inner astronomer and artist.
Nick Howes, an astronomer and former deputy director of the Kielder Observatory in Northumberland said in an interview with IFLScience.
An amateur astronomer could train a backyard telescope on an area where the LSST has spotted something interesting, for example, and make his or her own observations.
Since May 28, every one of the Angels’ regulars—with the notable exception of Albert Pujols, the only one of them besides Trout at whom astronomers have ever gawked—has boosted his OPS.
Astronomers have used those telescopes to help measure the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and to find and confirm planetary bodies outside our solar system, including potentially habitable planets.
Kepler isn't the only way astronomers have found exoplanets and even potentially habitable ones.
In order to peer into these regions, astronomers would need to use a radio telescope.
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Definition of astronomer for Students
: a person who is a specialist in astronomy
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