• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Astronomize To study or to talk astronomy. "They astronomized in caves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life
    • astronomize To study astronomy; apply the principles of astronomy. Also spelled astronomise.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

A black sun was too much for the world, though astronomers have proven my theory correct.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Corporal Pederson found a small case which contained books, the latest astronomical data sheets, and a space computer and scratch board.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Time was measured from midnight to midnight, astronomical fashion.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
But for astronomers on Mars they would be objects of absorbing interest.
"Other Worlds" by Garrett P. Serviss
This appears plain from the account of observations made by Sir Robert Ball and Lord Rosse, the British astronomers.
"Our Day" by W. A. Spicer
It was developed by the French astronomer Laplace, and is often known by his name.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
It takes an astronomer to calculate great distances.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
That comets do experience a resistance, is undeniable; but not in the way astronomers suppose, if these views be correct.
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
After we have learned all that the astronomers can tell us about the midnight heavens, do we look up at the stars with less wonder and awe?
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
We were approaching that part of the moon which is known to astronomers as the Bay of Rainbows.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss

In poetry:

I must not heed that elemental Whirl
Where Arc on Arc the trainèd Planets swirl -
The Astronomic Marvels have no charm
For him who walks the Gloaming with his Girl.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
So take our thanks, dear reader of the skies,
Devout astronomer, most humbly wise,
For lessons brighter than the stars can give,
And inward light that helps us all to live.
"Stars and the Soul" by Henry Van Dyke
Once on a time the astronomers foresaw
The coming of a star to madden men:
Thus warned they fled the land, thinking that when
The folk were crazed, they'd hold the reins of law
"Sonnet XII." by Tommaso Campanella
Then add to these the bard who tamed
The monsters of the flood;
And with his oaten reed reclaim'd For by th' initials will be shown
A planet all serene,
Which to astronomers is known
By the name of heaven's queen.
"Enigma XIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Till broken in the shift of quieter
Dense altitudes tangential of your steel,
I am become geometries, and glut
Expansions like a blind astronomer
Dazed, while the worldless heavens bulge and reel
In the cold revery of an idiot.
"The Subway" by Allen Tate

In news:

The Virus-W spectrograph will help astronomers understand how stars and gas move, which in turn will help them better understand how stars form.
Using NASA's Swift satellite, astronomers have discovered that energetic flares seen after gamma-ray bursts are not just hiccups, they appear to be a continuation of the burst itself.
A huge, powerful star explosion detonated in deep space last week — an ultra-bright conflagration that has astronomers scratching their heads over exactly how it happened.
Astronomers have two theories, either the crash of debris into a neutron star or the merger of an exotic binary system, to explain the Christmas 2010 gamma-ray burst.
Amateur astronomer maps Jupiter's moon Ganymede .
Amateur Astronomer Maps Jupiter's Moon Ganymede in Impressive Detail.
Using little more than a backyard telescope and his experience observing the night sky, amateur astronomer Emmanuel Kardasis has produced a detailed map of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede .
Astronomers conclude a cold region in the constellation Eridanus is caused by a hole in the universe nearly one billion light-years across.
Astronomers suspect that gas around a star may also be important for sending terrestrial, or rocky, planets like Earth into relatively circular orbits as they form.
LUCKY LIN The `Lulin Comet' is the first discovery of its kind by Taiwanese astronomers and the first celestial body to be named after a location in Taiwan.
Astronomers Locate Massive 'Super-Jupiter' Around Giant Star .
Astronomers at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile captured a striking new image of cometary globule CG4.
Astronomers watch giant black hole gobble up star.
Gliese 581g, a newly discovered, first-of-its-kind planet thought to exist in its star's habitable zone, might just be 'noise,' astronomers say.
Scientists first detected ripples in the fabric of space-time by using radio signals, but now a team of astronomers has detected the same effect at optical wavelengths.

In science:

This property makes much more difficult any direct detection of gravitational waves by astronomical techniques if general relativity is correct.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
Any astronomical observation is done with electromagnetic waves (photons) of different frequencies with an overall spectrum spreading out from radio waves to gamma rays.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
In the present paper we consider a general case of an asymptotically-flat space-time to which an isolated astronomical system is embedded.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
Linearized approximation of general theory of relativity represents a straightforward approach for description of the multipolar structure of the gravitational field of a localized astronomical system.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
Photon propagates through the time-dependent gravitational field of an isolated astronomical system emitting gravitational waves.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles