astronomy astronomy  /ə ˈstrɑ nə mi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Usage(s):

  1. PTI makes its second annual list of the best blogs in the world, spanning politics, housekeeping, astronomy and everything in betweenTom McNichol.
  2. Viewed through the far-sighted optical telescopes of modern astronomy, the great spiral galaxies that dot the depths of space look as stable as anything in the universe.
  3. The idea is to democratize the science of astronomy with a single tool that can be used by students and scientists.

News

  1. Astronomy programs set in Potter County

    Astronomy programs are set for Friday and Saturday at Cherry Springs State Park. - 3:56 pm
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Elmira Star-Gazette

  2. Utilitarian Approach To Science Is Killing Arab Astronomy

    A professor of physics and astronomy at the American University of Sharjah, Nidhal Guessoum writes in the latest issue of Nature, that the utilitarian approach to science in Arab countries has had a devastating effect on the field of astronomy. Today, Arab astronomy barely registers on the world map. Scientific research is weak across the Arab world, and astronomy weaker still. Unlike countries ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Friday, June 14

    by mv-voice.com Astronomy: Lunar mission talk The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society, tonight, June 14, includes a free talk open to the public with speaker Brian Day of NASA Ames speaking on NASA's LADEE Lunar Mission. Foothill Observatory will open after the meeting, from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Park in Lot 5. 7:30-9 p.m. $3 parking fee. Foothill College Room 5015 ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mountain View Voice

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Quotes

  1. "The age of cosmic-ray astronomy has arrived," Cronin said. "In the next few years, our data will permit us to identify the exact sources of these cosmic rays and how they accelerate these particles."
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: James Cronin Source: FOXNews

  2. "That this knowledge will be pursued in his name, as he joins a triumvirate of the leading lights of 20th century astronomy, is a source of infinite pride to our family," said Druyan. "It signifies that Carl's passion to engage us all in the...
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Ann Druyan Source: MarketWatch

  3. "Johns Hopkins University and the Department of Physics and Astronomy have a rich heritage of research at the forefront of experimental astrophysics, including the Hubble Space Telescope. I'm thrilled to be joining the university community and look...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: John Grunsfeld Source: Newswise (press release)

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