astrodome astrodome  /ˈæ strə ˌdoʊm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a transparent dome on top of an airplane where the navigator can make celestial observations

Usage(s):

  • Navigator George Hart climbed into the astrodome, a transparent plastic bubble atop the fuselage, and started to shoot the stars with his sextant.

News

  1. Why the Astrodome is done

    Love hurts, but it is time for everyone to admit that the Astrodome is done. Simon discusses the 2 options left and why Houston is headed for a breakup. Check it out! …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CW39 NewsFix

  2. Fannett's 'Big Lou' cast fishing line clear across Astrodome

    Fannett's 'Big Lou' cast fishing line clear across Astrodome Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:22 am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 The rod swings about 270 degrees while a bat or a golf club will cycle almost completely in a circle. On the other side of the Astrodome ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  3. Four proposals for Astrodome submitted on Monday

    HOUSTON -- The deadline has arrived for private firms to turn in their proposals to save the historic Astrodome. As of Monday afternoon, four proposals were submitted to the Harris County Sports & Convention Corp. The executive director of that group, Willie Loston, says they are also coming up with their own plan, which will be revealed June 19. He would offer no details of the public plan or ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

Quotes

  1. "My first one here in the Astrodome went by so fast," Clemens said about his first all-star appearance. "When I see the clips, obviously I'm a lot younger. It just went by so fast, those three innings."
    on Jul 13, 2004 By: Roger Clemens Source: CBC.ca

  2. "I believe our guest list is over 500 people right now. That's a lot of cheerleaders and we're happy to have them! This race is a great event in downtown Houston around the Reliant Arena, Stadium and Astrodome," added Krohn, who is the founder,...
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Tracy Krohn Source: PaddockTalk

  3. Jackson said he hoped the film's producers could show the film "to these people in the Astrodome and whatever these shelters are where all these people are".
    on Sep 8, 2005 By: Samuel L Jackson Source: BBC News

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