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As an astronomer, I get to ignore the details of the things that we don't understand. There's a lot of work that we can do on scales that we do understand, and there is actually a finite size that I can associate with a super massive black hole.
Andrea M. Ghez

Meaning of "astronomer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ASTRONOMER

astronomer  [əˈstrɒnəmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASTRONOMER

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Astronomer is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASTRONOMER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

astronomer

Astronomer

An astronomer is a scientist who studies celestial bodies such as black holes, 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. An astronomer researches the world beyond earth. 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.

Definition of astronomer in the English dictionary

The definition of astronomer in the dictionary is a scientist who studies astronomy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASTRONOMER


agama
ˈæɡəmə
anathema
əˈnæθəmə
archaeoastronomer
ˌɑːkɪəʊəˈstrɒnəmə
archeoastronomer
ˌɑːkɪəʊəˈstrɒnəmə
asrama
ˈɑːʃrəmə
bergama
ˈbɜːɡəmə
chironomer
kaɪˈrɒnəmə
comonomer
kəʊˈmɒnəmə
customer
ˈkʌstəmə
Dodoma
ˈdəʊdəmə
elastomer
ɪˈlæstəmə
enantiomer
ɛnˈæntɪəmə
gastronomer
ɡæsˈtrɒnəmə
gossamer
ˈɡɒsəmə
ionomer
aɪˈɒnəmə
Latimer
ˈlætəmə
monomer
ˈmɒnəmə
tarama
ˈtærəmə
taxonomer
tæksˈɒnəmə
venomer
ˈvenəmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASTRONOMER

astron.
astronaut
astronautic
astronautical
astronautically
astronautics
astronavigation
astronavigator
Astronomer Royal
astronomic
astronomical
astronomical clock
astronomical telescope
astronomical twilight
astronomical unit
astronomical year
astronomically
astronomise
astronomize
astronomy

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASTRONOMER

aeronomer
baby boomer
baby-boomer
bloomer
boomer
comer
Cromer
gomer
groomer
homer
isomer
latecomer
misnomer
newcomer
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overcomer
tautomer
up-and-comer
vomer
welcomer

Synonyms and antonyms of astronomer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «astronomer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASTRONOMER

Find out the translation of astronomer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of astronomer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «astronomer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

天文学家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

astrónomo
570 millions of speakers

English

astronomer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खगोलशास्त्री
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفلكي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

астроном
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

astrônomo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জ্যোতিষী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

astronome
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ahli astronomi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Astronom
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

天文学者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

천문학자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Astronom
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiên văn học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வானியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खगोलशास्त्रज्ञ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

astronom
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

astronomo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

astronom
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

астроном
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

astronom
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αστρονόμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sterrekundige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

astronom
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

astronomen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of astronomer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASTRONOMER»

The term «astronomer» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.716 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASTRONOMER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about astronomer

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10 QUOTES WITH «ASTRONOMER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word astronomer.
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Natalie Babbitt
I have always loved astronomy, and being an astronomer once lurked in the back of my mind. But I was never good at algebra. In fact, I flunked it twice in high school.
2
Nicolaus Copernicus
For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.
3
Philip Emeagwali
I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.
4
Andrea M. Ghez
As an astronomer, I get to ignore the details of the things that we don't understand. There's a lot of work that we can do on scales that we do understand, and there is actually a finite size that I can associate with a super massive black hole.
5
William Herschel
The undevout astronomer must be mad.
6
Ma Huateng
When I was little, I wanted to be an astronomer, but that didn't happen.
7
Peter Max
If I didn't choose art, I would have become an astronomer.
8
Brian May
Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.
9
Claude Nicollier
My first dream as a child was to become a pilot. My second dream was to become an astronomer, and I pursued in parallel efforts and studies in these two areas.
10
Dimitar Sasselov
My parents gave me a small telescope, then I built my own, and one thing led to another. So that's how I ended up going from being a hobby astronomer to a professional astronomer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASTRONOMER»

Discover the use of astronomer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to astronomer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer
"Parents and teachers ask me for the names of books for their primary school children. I'm honored to recommend Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer by Carole Gerber, an excellent book about a true astronomical pioneer.
Carole Gerber, 2011
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Brother astronomer: adventures of a Vatican scientist
We learn the inside story of the "Mars meteorite": how can we be sure it's really from Mars, and why can't scientists agree on whether or not it contains evidence of life?Brother Astronomer memorably sets forth one scientist's conviction ...
Guy Consolmagno, 2000
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The Oriental Astronomer: Being a Complete System of Hindu ...
Parakitham, the original work in Sanskrit, was translated into Tamil by Uḷḷamuṭaiyān. The English translation was made by H.R. Hoisington.
Uḷḷamuḍaiyān, 1848
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The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
Discusses the practical aspects of stargazing, including how to choose appropriate equipment, contending with light pollution, taking successful photographs of galaxies and nebulas, and selecting an observing site.
Terence Dickinson, Alan Dyer, 2008
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Scientific American The Amateur Astronomer
Predict the orbit of a satellite? Record sunspots? Finally, here is the book you've been waiting for! From the longest-running column in Scientific American's history comes this collection of fascinating projects for the amateur astronomer.
Scientific American, Shawn Carlson, 2008
6
Galileo: Renaissance Scientist and Astronomer
Galileo was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist.
Tim McNeese, 2009
7
The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, The First Astronomer Royal
This book, the last volume of the set, contains his letters from number 901 to 1515.
Eric Gray Forbes, Lesley Murdin, Frances Wilmoth, 2001
8
The New Amateur Astronomer
"The New Amateur Astronomer is a road map of the new astronomy. Whether you are a newcomer who wants an introduction or an old hand who needs to keep abreast of innovations, this is the book for you."--BOOK JACKET.
Martin Mobberley, 2004
9
Galileo: Astronomer and Physicist
"A biography of seventeenth-century Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo and includes related activities for readers"--Provided by publisher.
Paul Hightower, 2008
10
Biographical Memoir of James Dinwiddie, L.L.D., Astronomer ...
An account from 1868 of the life of a polymath which will fascinate and entertain a modern-day readership.
William Jardine Proudfoot, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASTRONOMER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term astronomer is used in the context of the following news items.
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In a cosmic 'call to arms,' UW astronomer proposes new deep-space …
An alien astronomer measuring Earth's chemical signatures, for example, would probably be stunned to find that our atmosphere is over 20 ... «UW Today, Jul 15»
2
Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists
Maverick astronomer and astrobiologist Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe, who was involved in the mission planning 15 years ago, believes ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Uranus' moon Titania
Titania was discovered by William Herschel on January 11th, 1787, the English astronomer who had discovered Uranus in 1781. The discovery ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
4
Eid Al-Fitr on July 17th -- astronomer
KUWAIT, July 5 (KUNA) -- Eid Al- Fitr, marking end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, will fall on July 17, announced the astronomer ... «Kuwait News Agency, Jul 15»
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BACKYARD ASTRONOMER: Pluto at last
It will be an historic event when NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flies past tiny Pluto on July 14. It will be our first close look at the object that ... «Sierra Vista Herald, Jul 15»
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Astronomer rules out solar causes of Cooma's mysterious bangs in …
Professor Watson, Chief Astronomer at the Australian National Observatory, says that 'there is no known scientific literature on anything you ... «ABC Local, Jul 15»
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World Asteroid Day: 'Figure out what a life is worth' - Astronomer
Yes, according to US-based astronomer Scott Manley who maintains that potential contributors to the "cause" need to "figure out what a life is ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
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Furman astronomer: Glowing object seen over Upstate skies not a …
Dr. David Moffett, an astronomer and professor at Furman University watched the videos. He said the object did not appear to be a meteor, ... «Live 5 News, Jun 15»
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TALES FROM CHINA | Observatory 'built' on Panatag; astronomer in …
MANILA - Could a 13th century Chinese astronomer have built an "observatory" more than 12 meters high and several meters wide, on the ... «InterAksyon, Jun 15»
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School students try out Greek astronomer's experiment
Space-Chennai as part of its flagship project, “Project Paridhi – Lets Measure the Earth,” conducted a workshop at Vanavani Matriculation ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Astronomer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/astronomer>. Nov 2019 ».
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