Astronomer Royal

  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

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for Astronomer Royal

Astronomer Royal

  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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