- an expert in astronomy; a scientific observer of the celestial bodies.
Origin of astronomer
Examples from the Web for astronomer
“A lot of the critical details in the plot were a mishmash of ideas that made no sense,” astronomer Phil Plait wrote at Slate.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’
November 14, 2014
The new Research Institute set features an all-female cast: a paleontologist, astronomer, and chemist.Why It Took LEGO So Long to Get the Memo: Girls Like Science, Too
August 6, 2014
In 1859, astronomer Richard Carrington observed a strong solar flare that was directed at the Earth.About That ‘World-Ending’ Solar Storm...
July 28, 2014
Calvin astronomer Howard Van Till was for years the leading evangelical champion of the Big Bang Theory.The Christian Reformed Church Still Won’t Stand Up For Science
Karl W. Giberson
June 29, 2014
It couldn't be at the stars; such a desperado was neither astrologer nor astronomer.Masterpieces of Mystery
I had a hunch, and this astronomer chap has proved it correct with his mathematics.
"Come outside; I believe I can show you," an astronomer said.The Leech
The eighth picture depicted an astronomer who has not yet come into existence.
The letters prescribe the various duties of the astronomer and the mode of his election.
- a scientist who studies astronomy
Word Origin and History for astronomer
late 14c., from astronomy (q.v.), replacing French import astronomyen (c.1300), which, had it survived, probably would have yielded *astronomian. Still in Shakespeare used in places where we would write astrologer.