another term for celestial navigation

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    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 […]

  • Astronomical

    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 […]

  • Astronomical clock

    a clock indicating or representing the movements of the sun or planets, the phases of the moon, or the sky visible at a given time, used as a means of establishing time or for additional information, as locating celestial bodies or timing their movement. a clock used for observing the apparent time of the meridian […]

  • Astronomical distance

    the distance from one celestial body to another, measured in astronomical units, light-years, or parsecs.

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