astronomer astronomer  /ə ˈstrɑ nə mər/


  • (n) a physicist who studies astronomy



  1. During the past 100 years, astronomers have discovered quasars, pulsars, black holes and planets orbiting distant suns.
  2. The discovery of Earth-like Gliese 581c has astronomers buzzing, but there are likelier places to look for signs of life much closer to home.
  3. The British-born astronomer, now at Caltech, has been granted a single precious night to use one of the twin Keck telescopes, among the most powerful in the world.


  1. What’s Going On Inside This New Kind of Variable Star?

    A new kind of variable star — 36 of that type, in fact — has been found in a single star cluster. Astronomers don’t even have a name for the star type yet, but feel free to leave some suggestions in the comments! For now, however, astronomers are wondering what the implications are for our [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Universe Today

  2. Scientists Cast Doubt on the Closest Exoplanet

    A new analysis of what a team of astronomers said was evidence of an Earth-mass planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B raises existential questions.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Astronomer pegs July 9 as start of Ramadan

    MANAMA, Kuwait, June 9 (UPI) -- Astronomers in Kuwait said this year's Ramadan holiday will begin July 9, when the first crescent moon of the month becomes visible.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: UPI

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  1. Dunst, 24, says, "I drink moderately, I've tried drugs. I do like weed. I have a different outlook on marijuana than America does. My best friend Sasha's dad was Carl Sagan, the astronomer. He was the biggest pot smoker in the world and he was a...
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Kirsten Dunst Source: China Daily

  2. "As both an astronaut and an astronomer, the opportunity to go back to Hubble is more than a dream come true," said John Grunsfeld, who will be the mission's lead spacewalker. "This mission promises to be quite challenging. NASA has put...
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: John Grunsfeld Source: Reuters

  3. "I wanted to be an astronomer when I was a kid," Hirsch says. "I used to have scrapbooks of the planets. If I was about to go to college [then], and knew about the space program, I'm telling you, I would have been in it. I would have at least...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Judd Hirsch Source: Chicago Tribune

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