Definition of astronomer
: a person who is skilled in astronomy or who makes observations of celestial phenomena
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Few pay any attention to it: Astronomers researching the tiny rock often see their results smothered by the hype surrounding far lamer bodies like Pluto and Europa.
Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole.
As Deborah Netburn reports for The Los Angeles Times, astronomers are preparing to use the three-minute-long eclipse to its full advantage, collecting data from all over the world and praying for clear skies.
Astronomers converse on the universe and then savor the heavens through telescopes, weather permitting, at the University of Maryland’s Observatory, College Park.
Sure, meteorologists, geographers, astronomers and calendar makers may wag their fingers and remind us that summer doesn’t officially begin until the solstice on June 20, but nobody likes a know-it-all.
Astronomers are calling it the Great American Eclipse.
Most astronomers agree desert worlds might be quite common.
The short version is that Jesus was born during the reign of King Herod who, astronomers and even some Biblical historians agree, died in 4 BC.
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: a person who is a specialist in astronomy
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