astronomer

astronomer
astronomer late 14c., from ASTRONOMY (Cf. 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.

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  • astronomer — noun /əstɹɒnəʊmə/ One who studies astronomy, the stars or the physical universe; a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics See Also: Astronomer Royal …   Wiktionary

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  • Astronomer Royal — is a senior post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. There are two officers, the senior being the Astronomer Royal dating from 22 June 1675, and the second the Astronomer Royal for Scotland dating from 1834.King Charles …   Wikipedia

  • Astronomer royal — (Astronome royal, en français) était à l origine le titre du directeur de l Observatoire royal de Greenwich, mais depuis 1972 ce n est plus qu un titre honorifique. Le roi Charles II fonde l Observatoire royal de Greenwich en 1675 et nomme le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Astronomer Royal for Scotland — was originally the title of the director of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, but since 1995 it has simply been an honorary title. It is not to be confused with the Astronomer Royal, or Royal Astronomer of Ireland.The complete list of Astronomers …   Wikipedia

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