the science of or technology involved in travel beyond the earth’s atmosphere, including interplanetary and interstellar flight.
Apparently the demand for specific formal education in the science of astronautics is increasing faster than it is being supplied.
The Practical Values of Space Exploration Committee on Science and Astronautics
As far back as I can remember in my childhood, I was always interested in astronautics.
Man Made Albert R. Teichner
(functioning as sing) the science and technology of space flight
1929, see astronaut + -ics.
. noun another term for celestial navigation
an expert in ; a scientific observer of the celestial bodies. Contemporary Examples The new Research Institute set features an all-female cast: a paleontologist, astronomer, and chemist. Why It Took LEGO So Long to Get the Memo: Girls Like Science, Too Samantha Allen August 5, 2014 Calvin astronomer Howard Van Till was for years the […]
- Astronomer royal
the chief astronomer of England, appointed by the British Crown. the chief astronomer of Scotland, director of the Royal Edinburgh Observatory. Historical Examples He was the Astronomer Royal and first head of this observatory. A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II) Augustus De Morgan As well appoint an Astronomer Royal to command an Atlantic […]
of, relating to, or connected with . extremely large; exceedingly great; enormous: It takes an astronomical amount of money to build a car factory. Contemporary Examples And the investments required to make the system functional are astronomical. CapeFlyer Train From Boston to Cape Cod Is Overnight Success Kelsey Meany July 15, 2013 The year-round central […]