Astronomer Royal


noun
  1. the chief astronomer of England, appointed by the British Crown.

  2. the chief astronomer of Scotland, director of the Royal Edinburgh Observatory.

Origin of Astronomer Royal

1
First recorded in 1895–1900

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Astronomer Royal

noun
  1. an honorary title awarded to an eminent British astronomer: until 1972, the Astronomer Royal was also director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory

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