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  Astronomers-Zoom Astronomy Glossary
D'ARREST, H.L. Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822-1875) was a Danish astronomer and the co-discoverer of Neptune (in 1846), with Galle.
Sir William Herschel (1738-1822) was a British astronomer and organist who built an improved reflecting telescope and used it to discover the planet Uranus (March 13, 1781) and moons of Uranus and of Saturn.
Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835-1910) was an Italian astronomer (and director of the Milan Observatory) who first mapped Mars (in 1877) and brought attention to the network of "canali" (Italian for canals or channels) on Mars.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/glossary/Astronomers.shtml   (6026 words)

Astronomers collect and analyze this data and work with astrophysicists and mathematicians to find better ways of describing the interaction between various bodies of stellar matter and energy.
For those astronomers who wish to rise in the profession, publishing academic articles is important; being assigned to government research panels is another significant achievement.
Astronomers who leave go into a variety of professions where their science training can be put to use.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=15   (444 words)

  Astronomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astronomers, especially of ancient Greece and India, practiced a scientific methodology, and advanced observation techniques may have been known much earlier (see archaeoastronomy).
Historically, amateur astronomers have contributed to many important astronomical discoveries, and astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role, especially in the discovery and observation of transient phenomena.
Later, the work of astronomers Kepler and Newton led to the development of celestial mechanics, and astronomy focused on mathematically predicting the motions of gravitationally interacting celestial bodies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Astronomy   (4465 words)

 Astronomer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An astronomer or astrophysicist is a person whose area of interest is astronomy or astrophysics.
Yet another type of Astronomer can be identified; the website builder and promoter, sharing science and sky images as part of the growth in networking astronomy, in-turn, encouraging the growth by disseminating both result and technique.
The division between professional and amateur astronomer is more blurred than ever before, with amateur astronomers contributing to many fields of knowledge, often significant, micro-lensing as a planet discovery method for instance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Astronomer   (820 words)

 Astronomer Royal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are two officers, the senior being the Astronomer Royal dating from 22 June 1675, and the second the Astronomer Royal for Scotland, which dates from 1834.
As Astronomer Royal he receives a stipend of £100 a year and is a member of the Royal Household, under the general authority of the Lord Chamberlain.
After the separation of the two offices the position of Astronomer Royal has been largely honorary, though he remains available to advise the Sovereign on astronomical and related scientific matters, and the office is of great prestige.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Astronomer_Royal   (164 words)

An astronomer or astrophysicist is a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics.
Historian s often argue that ancient astronomers were priest s and that this duality led to the rise of astrology.
Unlike most scientists, astronomers cannot directly interact with the celestial bodies, and so instead must resort to detailed observation in order to make discoveries.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Astronomer.html   (215 words)

 The Monarchy Today > The Royal Household > Official Royal posts > Astronomer Royal
The position of Astronomer Royal is nowadays largely honorary, though he remains available to advise the Sovereign on astronomical and related scientific matters.
Although no specific duties are attached to the office, the Astronomer Royal is expected to be available for consultation on scientific matters for as long as the holder remains a professional astronomer.
John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, was responsible for one of the earliest recorded sightings of the planet Uranus, which he mistook for a star.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page5001.asp   (416 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions About Being an Astronomer
Gains in astronomical knowledge are made through research, a systematic inquiry in which scientists define a question, gather relevant data, formulate a hypothesis, then test the predictions of that hypothesis.
Astronomers at NOAO can spend up to 50% of their time carrying out their own programs of research, and the remainder working to maintain and improve the NOAO observing facilities.
While not all astronomers are skilled computer programmers, all should be comfortable using a computer for editing files, transferring data across networks, and analyzing their astronomical data and images.
www.noao.edu /education/astfaq.html   (2196 words)

 Physicists and astronomers
Astronomers who make observations with ground-based telescopes may spend long periods in observatories; this work usually involves travel to remote locations and may require long hours, including night work.
Although physicists and astronomers are employed in all parts of the country, most work in areas in which universities, large research and development laboratories, or observatories are located.
The work of physicists and astronomers relates closely to that of engineers, chemists and materials scientists, atmospheric scientists, environmental scientists, geoscientists, computer systems analysts, computer scientists and database administrators, computer programmers, and mathematicians.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos052.htm   (2382 words)

 ASP: Picture an Astronomer
Astronomers are often typecast as middle-aged, white, "nerdy" males by students and adults alike.
Before an astronomy unit or the first visit by an astronomer to your classroom, it can be instructive to have the students picture what an astronomer looks like and then discuss their assumptions.
For example, much astronomy can be done during the day; many astronomers no longer work at the telescope in an open (and cold) dome, but rather sit comfortably in a heated control room at a computer console; and many astronomers never come near a telescope at all, concentrating instead on creating or refining astronomical theories.
www.astrosociety.org /education/astro/act1/act1print.html   (1505 words)

 Astronomers-Zoom Astronomy Glossary
D'ARREST, H.L. Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822-1875) was a Danish astronomer and the co-discoverer of Neptune (in 1846), with Galle.
Sir William Herschel (1738-1822) was a British astronomer and organist who built an improved reflecting telescope and used it to discover the planet Uranus (March 13, 1781) and moons of Uranus and of Saturn.
Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835-1910) was an Italian astronomer (and director of the Milan Observatory) who first mapped Mars (in 1877) and brought attention to the network of "canali" (Italian for canals or channels) on Mars.
enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/glossary/Astronomers.shtml   (6026 words)

 Astronomer Royal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astronomer Royal is a senior post in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.
From that time until 1972 the Astronomer Royal was Director of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
There was also formerly an Astronomer Royal for Ireland.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Astronomer_Royal   (164 words)

 Editorial -- Just What Is An Amateur Astronomer?
Significant contributions by amateur astronomers are generally recognized, but the identification of the individual contributor as an amateur is frequently unclear.
These individuals share the astronomer's appreciation for the esthetic beauties of the night sky and the multitude of discrete objects it contains, but are not further motivated to use their time under the stars to contribute to science.
However, it does confuse the issue to classify them as astronomers, in the same category as those individuals who are equally sincere in their intent to contribute to the science of astronomy.
www.setileague.org /editor/amateur.htm   (1084 words)

 Orange County Astronomers - bringing the Universe into focus since 1967
We are a proud Alliance Member of the Meade 4M Community supported by Meade Telescope, makers of ETX Astronomical Telescopes
The November 2007 issue of the Sirius Astronomer is now available for download.
Your site, for the nature of its content and for the quality of the design and implementation, presents an undeniable excellence that puts it well above the remaining ones, making it worthy of being publicly designated as an example to be followed and as a true knowledge source.
www.ocastronomers.org   (732 words)

 Career as an Astronomer: Cathy Imhoff | Scholastic.com
But now he is home looking at the astronomical data that he collected while he was in space.
Nearly all professional astronomers have a Ph.D. This normally requires two years of astronomy courses, doing research projects, and then two to three years doing a doctoral dissertation, which is a major research project.
The ASP is for amateur and professional astronomers and anyone interested in astronomy, especially teachers.
content.scholastic.com /browse/article.jsp?id=4838   (2858 words)

 CNN.com - Amateur finds new nebula with small telescope - Feb. 23, 2004
So no one was more surprised about the discovery of a new nebula than the amateur who stumbled upon it with his small backyard telescope.
While comets and asteroids are occasionally discovered by backyard skywatchers, astronomers can't remember the last time an amateur found something this unique.
Astronomers say the need is urgent to follow the progress of the current outburst with further imaging.
www.cnn.com /2004/TECH/space/02/23/shc.nebula.amateur/index.html   (784 words)

 Scientific Astronomer: The World's Most Sophisticated General Astronomy Software System
From constellations and planets to galaxies, and comets, Scientific Astronomer helps you determine which objects and events are visible from your location and tells you exactly when and where to look for them.
With Scientific Astronomer you can produce a comprehensive wall chart of the social calendar of the heavens for the entire year, make detailed star charts of any region of the sky, or even construct a working planisphere.
Scientific Astronomer is not yet certified for use with Mathematica 5.1 or 5.2.
www.wolfram.com /products/applications/astronomer   (294 words)

 American Astronomical Society :: Education: Student Resources
Astronomers are usually comfortable with computers, both usage and programming in addition to being knowledgeable about basic science, especially physics.
Although it is hard to become an astronomer, most who get graduate degrees in the field are employed (fewer than 2% are unemployed) and most feel that their graduate education prepared them well for their current job.
This guide covers all of the most popularly asked questions like what astronomers do, what kind of astronomers are there, how easy is it to get a job, how much do astronomers get paid etc. Other websites with useful information about a career in astronomy include the NOAO website and the Astronomy Cafe.
www.aas.org /education/students.htm   (2054 words)

 CosmicQuest @ The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
He was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, geographer and poet, who is credited with measuring the circumference of the earth.
Eratosthenes astronomically determined the differences in latitude between the Egyptian cities of Syene (present day Aswan) and Alexandria.
He also sketched maps of the route of the Nile to Khartoum and measured the distance to the sun and moon using data collected during lunar eclipses.
www.childrensmuseum.org /cosmicquest/fieldguide/astro_ancient.html   (554 words)

 Astronomer attacks alien claims - Space.com - MSNBC.com
He's had enough of Hoagland's assertions that NASA is covering up evidence of extraterrestrial life, that the infamous Face on Mars was built by sentient aliens and, of late, that otherworldly machine parts are embedded in the red planet's dirt.
It should be pointed out that NASA is not in the practice of commanding its rovers based on suggestions from people outside the agency or from beyond the Spirit and Opportunity science teams, which together include dozens of leading geologists and other scientists from inside the agency and from universities around the country.
He is frequently invited to talk to large gatherings of astronomers, who appreciate his efforts to correct mistakes in the popular media.
msnbc.msn.com /id/4534435   (2117 words)

 An Astronomer's Personal Statement on UFOs (Skeptical Inquirer March 1997)
I'd like to know the astronomical, physical, chemical, and biological conditions of their home world and solar system, and how they compare with and contrast with ours.
As a lifelong amateur astronomer, as a professional astrono-mer, as someone who has read countless science fiction stories and scientific essays, I have devoted my life to unraveling the secrets of the universe and to pushing humanity and humanity's knowledge as far into space as I can.
Astronomer Alan Hale is co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp and director of the Southwest Institute for Space Research, Cloudcroft, NM 88317.
www.csicop.org /si/9703/ufo.html   (1090 words)

 Curious About Astronomy? Careers in Astronomy
Astronomers spend most of their time working with computers.
Astronomers spend very little of their time observing at telescopes.
Astronomers spend most of their time analyzing data with computers.
curious.astro.cornell.edu /careers.php   (531 words)

The Astronomer is known for his ability to deal with concepts on a galactic scale.
The Astronomer explained to his fellow Elders that since Galactus served to maintain the balance between the cosmos' embodiment of existence and time, Eternity, and Death, the embodiment of non-existence, Glactus's demise would alter that balance, bringing about the end of the presents universe.
Strength Level: The Astronomer's strength level is unknown although it is probably roughly the same as that of a middle-aged Earthman of the same height and build who engages in no regular exercise.
www.marveldirectory.com /individuals/a/astronomer.htm   (651 words)

 LNP Planetarium Shows: The Cowboy Astronomer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Astronomers roam the sky looking for stars and planets, just like cowboys roam the range looking for cattle.
The basic premise of The Cowboy Astronomer is simple: we're in the Western outdoors, listening to star legends and cowboy tales around the campfire.
Our cowboy astronomer gives us his perspective of the night sky, and the things he's found out over a lifetime of stargazing.
www.lochness.com /shows/tca/tca.html   (595 words)

 USATODAY.com - Astronomer sees a 'brake' in cosmic expansion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the first time, Hubble was able to spot young brown dwarf stars - cool objects too small to be ordinary stars because they lack the ability to sustain nuclear fusion in their cores.
In 1999, astronomers revived Einstein's idea and found that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.
Reaction from astronomers to the report, which Schaefer acknowledges as tentative, was cautious.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/space/2006-01-11-universe-brakes_x.htm   (641 words)

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