Recent Examples of astronomy from the Web
February at the school included a visit from Cole Miller, a professor of astronomy at the University of Maryland.
Australian reaction There have been reactions too from the world of astronomy in Australia, where the time difference gave scientists the chance to respond quickly to the news of Hawking's death.
Emily Levesque is an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Washington, and is interested in exploring these oddities to learn more about the history and current state of our universe.
The planet parade, as astronomy geeks call it, will actually be in view for much of March, AccuWeather reports.
Cara said she's been interested in space and astronomy since last year.
Ayers was also intellectually voracious, researching everything from particle physics to astronomy and the origins of human consciousness.
Any pieces of Tuesday's asteroid now scattered on Michigan's snow are 4.6 billion years old, said Ted Bergin, a professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan.
The stories, instead, describe the chill astronomy teacher, Kyle Jeter, and his weather-balloon experiments.
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The Difference Between astronomy and astrology
Some may find it easy to confuse astronomy and astrology. At one time, these two words actually were synonymous (that is, astronomy once meant what astrology means today), but they have since moved apart from each other. In current use, astronomy is concerned with “the study of objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere,” while astrology is the purported divination of how stars and planets influence our lives. Put bluntly, astronomy is a science, and astrology is not.
Origin and Etymology of astronomy
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
ASTRONOMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of astronomy for English Language Learners
: the scientific study of stars, planets, and other objects in outer space
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