star·​gaz·​er | \ˈstär-ˌgā-zər \

Definition of stargazer 

1 : one who gazes at the stars: such as

a : astrologer

b : astronomer

2 : any of various marine bony fishes (families Uranoscopidae and Dactyloscopidae) with the eyes on top of a blocky or conical head

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The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most popular showers among stargazers, and for good reason. Temi Adebowale, Popular Mechanics, "Here's How to See August 2018's Perseid Meteor Shower," 1 Aug. 2018 Bonadurer was working at the Minneapolis Planetarium in August 2003 when the rarity of seeing Mars the closest to Earth in 60,000 years drew hordes of stargazers to parks, museums, planetariums and astronomy clubs around the world. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Night sky brings a treat this month as Mars is the brightest it has been in 15 years," 13 July 2018 Given their mutual dependency, the union between Ronaldo and Perez, the Galactico and the stargazer, has long been surprisingly torrid. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Ronaldo Leaves Real Madrid to Join Juventus," 10 July 2018 As the sun sets on Wednesday, June 27, stargazers will be able to catch sight of an annual lunar event known as the Strawberry Moon. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Here's the Best Time to See the One-and-Only Strawberry Moon of 2018," 27 June 2018 For any stargazers out there feeling eclipse withdrawals, the universe has good news: the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur in just a few weeks, on the evening of July 27. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "The Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Will Shroud the Moon This Month," 2 July 2018 There have been some spectacular lunar and solar eclipses over the past few years, and next month brings another show for stargazers to check out. Temi Adebowale, Popular Mechanics, "Here's How To See the Longest Lunar Eclipse of This Century," 26 June 2018 The rising temps aren't the only reason to heat things up in your love lives, stargazers., "What Venus Has In Store For Your Summer Love Life," 11 June 2018 Confidence: Medium Sunday night: Skies may clear a bit overnight, allowing some stars to twinkle through to any stargazers. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Some windy chill left today, but temperatures slowly warm and breezes wane this weekend," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stargazer

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stargazer

: a person who looks at the stars : a person who studies astronomy or astrology

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