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a transparent on top of the fuselage of an aircraft, through which observations are made for celestial navigation.
Contemporary Examples

“This is all we live for,” Tuff Hedeman was saying on the astrodome floor, far removed from Willie and his friends.
The Death of a Rodeo Cowboy Peter Richmond May 10, 2014

Yet at least those crammed into the astrodome and the other makeshift evacuation centers that have sprung up are alive.
Typhoon Haiyan Survivor Describes Utter Devastation in the Philippines The Telegraph November 10, 2013

Historical Examples

The nose swung into the Connie again, with a jar that sent Rip sliding into the clear plastic of the astrodome.
Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin

Also called astrohatch. a transparent dome on the top of an aircraft, through which observations can be made, esp of the stars
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