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Definition of Astronomer


  1. An astrologer.
  2. One who is versed in astronomy; one who has a knowledge of the laws of the heavenly orbs, or the principles by which their motions are regulated, with their various phenomena.

Astronomer Quotations

Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.
Brian May

The undevout astronomer must be mad.
William Herschel

For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.
Nicolaus Copernicus

Whether you are an astronomer or a life scientist, geophysicist, or a pilot, you've got to be there because you believe you are good in your field, and you can contribute, not because you are going to get a lot of fame or whatever when you get back.
Alan Shepard

Ever since Darwin, we've been familiar with the stupendous timespans of the evolutionary past. But most people still somehow think we humans are necessarily the culmination of the evolutionary tree. No astronomer could believe this.
Martin Rees
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Astronomer Translations

astronomer in Dutch is sterrenkundige, astronoom
astronomer in French is astronome
astronomer in German is Astronom {m}
astronomer in Swedish is astronom
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