astronomer

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  • noun

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a physicist who studies astronomy

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For which the astronomers (who have written large systems concerning the stone) assign the following reason: that the magnetic virtue does not extend beyond the distance of four miles, and that the mineral, which acts upon the stone in the bowels of the earth, and in the sea about six leagues distant from the shore, is not diffused through the whole globe, but terminated with the limits of the king's dominions; and it was easy, from the great advantage of such a superior situation, for a prince to bring under his obedience whatever country lay within the attraction of that magnet.
The manner that he chose to render clear to the imagination of his hearers some just notions of its size, though so familiar to astronomers, produced a deep and unexpected impression on me.
Their coming could have been predicted with the same certitude that astronomers to-day predict the outcome of the movements of stars.
the Annapolis, returning with those astronomers from Tutuwanga.
There, after some discussion, it was agreed to consult the astronomers regarding the astronomical part of the enterprise.
Their president, Barbicane, the promoter of the enterprise, having consulted the astronomers of the Cambridge Observatory upon the subject, took all necessary means to ensure the success of this extraordinary enterprise, which had been declared practicable by the majority of competent judges.
Where I lived was as far off as many a region viewed nightly by astronomers.
That, he said, is a work infinitely beyond our present astronomers.
And could the astronomers have understood and calculated anything, if they had taken into account all the complicated and varied motions of the earth?
Stelling if all astronomers hated women, or whether it was only this particular astronomer.
He felt much as an astronomer feels who has discovered a new planet -- no doubt, as far as strong, deep, unalloyed pleasure is concerned, the advantage was with the boy, not the astronomer.
Or again," said he, "the author may show himself to be an astronomer, or a skilled cosmographer, or musician, or one versed in affairs of state, and sometimes he will have a chance of coming forward as a magician if he likes.
I might not have heard of the eruption at all had I not met Ogilvy, the well-known astronomer, at Ottershaw.
But one fine day I learned that the mover of this telegraph was only a poor wretch, hired for twelve hundred francs a year, and employed all day, not in studying the heavens like an astronomer, or in gazing on the water like an angler, or even in enjoying the privilege of observing the country around him, but all his monotonous life was passed in watching his white-bellied, black-clawed fellow insect, four or five leagues distant from him.
David Thompson, astronomer, and partner of the Northwest Company.