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Galileo is often referred to as the Father of Modern Astronomy.
.An astronomer is a scientist who studies celestial bodies such as planets, stars, and galaxies.^ Essays on stars, planets, nebulas, galaxies .
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^ Astronomy is the study of space and celestial bodies.

^ Contributor By eHow Contributing Writer Article Rating: ( 61 Ratings) An astronomer is a scientist who studies the nature of stars, galaxies and planets.
  • How to Become an Astronomer | eHow.com 11 September 2009 3:15 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

.Historically, astronomy was more concerned with the classification and description of phenomena in the sky, while astrophysics attempted to explain these phenomena and the differences between them using physical laws.^ I have some attempts to explain these phenomena available here.
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^ What's the difference between astronomy and astrology?

^ (Beginner) What's the difference between astronomy and astrophysics?

Today, that distinction has mostly disappeared. .Professional astronomers are highly educated individuals who typically have a PhD in physics or astronomy and are employed by research institutions or universities.^ In the United States, a typical astronomer has a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics.
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^ PMA serves the physics, mathematics, and astronomy information needs of the entire university community, as well as the research information needs of the Physics , Mathematics , and Astronomy departments.
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^ Macquarie University is a highly active, rapidly growing centre of astronomical research excellence in close proximity to both the Anglo-Australian Observatory and Australia Telescope National Facility.

[1] .They spend the majority of their time working on research, although they quite often have other duties such as teaching, building instruments, or aiding in the operation of an observatory.^ With time freed from teaching duties, he could really get to work.

^ These jobs support continuing research and include telescope operators, instrument makers, opticians, electronics technicians, programmers, and laboratory technicians.
  • SDSU Astronomy Program 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC arweb.sdsu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Although the main purpose of the observatory is educational, we believe that having multiple telescopes equipped with CCD cameras also gives us unique research capabilities.
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.The number of professional astronomers in the United States is actually quite small.^ Composed of over two hundred and forty local amateur astronomical societies across the United States, Astronomical League is one of the largest amateur astronomical organizations in the United States.
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^ The Hopkins Observatory is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in the United States and houses one of the earliest Alvan Clark telescopes.
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^ There are 3300 astronomers registered for this meeting, easily making it the largest meeting of astronomers in the United States ever .

.The American Astronomical Society, which is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, has approximately 7,700 members.^ American Astronomical Society (AAS) http://www.ass.org Established 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.
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^ The star is too bright to be observed with the vast majority of professional telescopes,” astronomer Arne Henden of the American Association of Variable Star Observers said in a press release, “so this is another area where public help is needed.” .
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^ The Board of Directors try, as much as possible, to conduct the non-astronomical business of the society at their quarterly meetings, which every member is invited to attend.
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.This number includes scientists from other fields such as physics, geology, and engineering, whose research interests are closely related to astronomy.^ A number of astronomy subjects interest kids.

^ Scientists in the Origins of Stars and Planets group work on a broad range of research topics, which include: the formation and death of stars like our Sun and their planetary systems, studies of the physical and chemical processes in the spinning clouds of gas and dust where these stars are born, and the direct detection of planets around other stars.
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^ For those interested in a career in astronomy, a doctoral degree is required, generally with astronomy as a major and undergraduate opportunities for research.
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[2] .The International Astronomical Union comprises almost 9,259 members from 89 different countries who are involved in astronomical research at the PhD level and beyond.^ A good wellness plan for astronomers who normally spend many hours researching and studying the stars is essential to promote good health.

^ An international research project involving the University of Adelaide has revealed that the magnetic field in the centre of the Milky Way is at least 10 times stronger than the...
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^ The International Astronomical Union (IAU) just finished a convention where the definition of a planet has been redone.
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[3]
.While the number of professional astronomers worldwide is not much larger than the population of a small town, there is a huge community of amateur astronomers.^ They are much larger than the Earth.
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^ It is much larger than Homer’s Iliad.

^ These constellations act as guideposts to the heavens enabling astronomers, professional and amateur alike, to find their way around the night sky.

.Most cities have amateur astronomy clubs that meet on a regular basis and often host star parties in their communities.^ Help an astronomy club in your community hold a star party that is open to the public.
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^ Get in touch with your local amateur astronomy club and ask to bring telescopes to a star party for your community.

^ Very often public lectures and star parties are hosted by astronomy clubs.
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.The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is the largest general astronomical society in the world, comprising both professional and amateur astronomers as well as educators from 70 different nations.^ The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada — includes both professionals and amateurs.

^ Astronomical Group of WA Astronomical Society of the South West Astronomical Society of Western Australia Murdoch Astronomical Society Tom Price Astronomy Club For a list of amateur gatherings and star-parties, as well as professional conferences, see the Meetings page on this website.
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^ These constellations act as guideposts to the heavens enabling astronomers, professional and amateur alike, to find their way around the night sky.

[4] .Like any hobby, most people who think of themselves as amateur astronomers may devote a few hours a month to stargazing and reading the latest developments in research.^ Most physicists work in research and development.
  • Physicists and Astronomers 11 September 2009 3:15 UTC www.bls.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Most of the time, astronomers derive information from an analysis of the light or the motions of celestial bodies, a process that, to the uninitiated, may seem more like sorcery than science.
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^ Amateur astronomers played an increasingly vital part in space discovery, with his photos going global within hours of the crash itself, Mr Wesley said.
  • Aussie astronomer makes Jupiter find 11 September 2009 3:15 UTC news.smh.com.au [Source type: News]

.However, amateurs span the range from so-called "armchair astronomers" to the very ambitious, who own science-grade telescopes and instruments with which they are able to make their own discoveries and assist professional astronomers in research.^ Kepler telescope makes quick discovery .
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^ The telescope will have several science instruments.
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^ However, making these discoveries depends on looking at each star over a period of weeks or months, so the pace of discovery is slow.
  • UCSB Press Release: "SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 10 NEW PLANETS OUTSIDE SOLAR SYSTEM –– REVOLUTIONIZES UNDERSTANDING OF EXTRA SOLAR PLANETS" 18 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.ia.ucsb.edu [Source type: General]

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Calculation in astronomy

Corpus Christi College MS 283
.Al-Khwārizmī's Zīj al-Sindhind[5] (Arabic: زيج "astronomical tables of Sind and Hind") is a work consisting of approximately 37 chapters on calendrical and astronomical calculations and 116 tables with calendrical, astronomical and astrological data, as well as a table of sine values.^ The Almagest Ptolemy's earliest and most famous work, originally written in Greek, was translated into Arabic as al-Majisti (Great Work).
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^ Our target user is a typical astronomer who needs to analyze data, work with catalogs, prepare observing proposals, and prepare for observing runs.

^ This early Arabic manuscript contains his principal work on the subject, the "Tadhkira fi ilm al-Haya" (Memoir on Astronomy).
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.This is the first of many Arabic Zijes based on the Indian astronomical methods known as the sindhind.^ He developed this mathematical device completely in words, not mathematical expressions, but based the system on the Indian numbers borrowed by the Arabs (what we today call Arabic numerals).

^ He compiled the first known star catalog to organize astronomical objects, and also came up with a scale to define the brightnesses of stars.

^ Later Indian astronomer-mathematicians such as Aryabhata made references to this text, while later Arabic and Latin translations were very influential in Europe and the Middle East.
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[6] .The work contains tables for the movements of the sun, the moon and the five planets known at the time.^ This planet is the 5th planet from the Sun and five times bigger than the Earth.

^ The planets follow the path of the Sun and Moon.

^ If a planet which explodes has a moon, then this moon again becomes a planet of the sun.
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.This work marked the turning point in Islamic astronomy.^ The elements that have to do with astronomy include the markings of important dates, such as the summer or winter solstice, when the sun would rise at a point marked exactly by a stone placement.

^ This book marked a turning point in the history of science; it also ensured that its author could never regain his privacy.
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.Hitherto, Muslim astronomers had adopted a primarily research approach to the field, translating works of others and learning already discovered knowledge.^ The Institute of Astronomy (IoA), at the University of Cambridge, is one of the largest centres for astronomical research in the UK, and is engaged in world-class teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy.
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^ Clark Planetarium will host a “Searching for other Earths” lecture this coming February by an astronomer working on the Kepler mission – keep an eye on the planetarium web site for details.

^ The Astronomer 's Telegram 1.0 (Mac) Day to day, hour to hour, professional research astronomers track the changing heavens and let each other know when something unusual occurs, through the Astronomer 's Telegram.
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.Al-Khwarizmi's work marked the beginning of non-traditional methods of study and calculations.^ Al-Khwarizmi performed detailed calculations of the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets, and did a number of eclipse calculations.

^ For instance, al-Battani working about 900 A.D. devised new ways of calculating planetary positions.
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^ Students who become astronomy majors at SDSU will begin their studies with preparatory course work in physics and astronomy.
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[7]
.The original Arabic version (written c.^ Written originally in Greek, this work on astronomy was translated into Arabic in the ninth century, and in 1410 it was translated into Latin.
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820) is lost, but a version by the Spanish astronomer Maslamah Ibn Ahmad al-Majriti (c. 1000) has survived in a Latin translation, presumably by Adelard of Bath (January 26, 1126).[8] The four surviving manuscripts of the Latin translation are kept at the Bibliothèque publique (Chartres), the Bibliothèque Mazarine (Paris), the Bibliotheca Nacional (Madrid) and the Bodleian Library (Oxford).

Modern astronomers

.Contrary to the classical image of an old astronomer peering through a telescope through the dark hours of the night, it is very rare for a modern professional astronomer to use an eyepiece on a larger telescope.^ Galileo uses telescope for astronomical purposes.
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^ The goal is to analyze the same using modern astronomical tools to arrive at time antiquity, uniqueness and a better understanding.

^ Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have taken the first visible-light snapshot of a planet orbiting another star.
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.It is far more common to use a charge-coupled device camera to record a long, deep exposure, allowing a more sensitive image to be created because the light is added over time.^ But the observatories still played a significant role because the solar timepieces were often used to correct errors in mechanical clocks and even to set time for railroads.
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^ What’s on the wafer (pictured above) is a special kind of charge-coupled device (CCD) chip that Dr. George Jacoby and his team at Kitt Peak invented for the WIYN telescope.
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^ Professor Armstrong added that because of this, they are thinking of stationing more telescopes in outer space so that their observations will not be obstructed by dust and other atmospheric impediments.

.Before CCDs, photographic plates were a common method of observation.^ Starting around 1900, the photographic plate and then the CCD camera, have revolutionized astronomy due to their great sensitivity.

^ The superiority in nebula-portraiture of the chemical to the eye-and-hand method was strikingly manifested in a photograph of the Orion nebula taken b Dr. A. A. Common, 30 January, 1883.
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^ Their discovery has been immensely facilitated by Professor Max Wolf's introduction, in 1891, of the photographic method of discriminating them from stars through the effects of their motion on sensitive plates.
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.Modern astronomers spend relatively little time at telescopes - most spend a few weeks per year observing, and the rest of their time reducing the data (changing it from raw data to processed images) and analyzing it.^ Astronomers spend most of their time working with computers.

^ The most versatile astronomical telescope especially for astronomical observing....
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^ Contrary to popular belief, most astronomers do not spend most of their time at telescopes.
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.Many astronomers work entirely from astronomical survey or space observatory data.^ He worked on many space-exploration projects.
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^ Our target user is a typical astronomer who needs to analyze data, work with catalogs, prepare observing proposals, and prepare for observing runs.

^ A University of British Columbia astronomer has produced the most detailed images of deep space from 12 billion years ago, using data from the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory.
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.Others work with radio telescopes like the Very Large Array, which is entirely automated, although it is maintained by telescope operators.^ But when you have 100 or more (which can happen) images taken over several hours or an entire evening you'd like to have it automated.

^ No single telescope currently in operation has adequate spatial resolution (or visual acuity) to directly detect planets around other stars.
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^ A Guide to Buying a Dobsonian Telescope Dobsonian telescopes have revolutionized amateur astronomy by making large and powerful telescopes available at very reasonable costs.
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.Astronomers who serve as faculty spend much of their time teaching undergraduate and graduate classes.^ Tutoring, laboratory teaching, student evaluation, and leading recitation classes, under the supervision of a faculty member.
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^ Rather than being far away but spending much of its time closer like, say, a comet would, it was far away and spent almost all of its time even further away.

^ With no classes to teach, it is a time to make great advances on our research, only to slow down again when classes start in the Fall.

.Most universities also have outreach programs including public telescope time and sometime planetariums as a public service and to encourage interest in the field.^ The 6-foot (1.8-meter) aperture telescope has a wider field-of-view than the OGLE telescope, enabling it to observe 100 million stars many times per night.
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^ The Hubble Deep Field, the single most important image ever taken by humanity (in my opinion), shows us beautifully and at a glance, our place in the universe.
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^ This list includes some of the most intriguing sights visible through small telescopes, including galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming an Astronomer". NOAO. http://www.noao.edu/education/astfaq.html. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "American Astronomical Society Home". AAS. http://aas.org/. Retrieved 14 Aug 2009. 
  3. ^ "About IAU". IAU. http://www.iau.org/about/. Retrieved 14 Aug 2009. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Astronomical Society of the Pacific. http://www.astrosociety.org/about.html. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Toomer 1990
  6. ^ Kennedy 1956, pp. 26–9
  7. ^ (Dallal 1999, p. 163)
  8. ^ Neugebauer

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The Astronomer
by Aesop

L'Estrange's translation (1692)

AN ASTROLOGER AND A TRAVELER
.A certain Star-gazer had the Fortune, in the very height of his celestial Observations, to stumble into a Ditch; a sober fellow passing by, gave him a piece of wholesome Counsel.^ From this first set of observations, almost all objects can be categorized into well-recognized types such as stars, galaxies, and quasars.
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^ There are some who stumble into astronomy late in the game, but the majority of us have always had our eyes on the stars."
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.Friend, says he, make a right Use of your present Misfortunes; and pray, for the future, let the Stars go on quietly in their Courses, and do you look a little better to the Ditches.^ The razor thin crescent moon should be your first target and then once you have found it, scan the sky about 3 full Moon disk to the lower right to find the faint star-like Mercury.
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^ Sun The Sun describes your identity and shows what and how you think of yourself, although the complete individuality that you identify "I" with is better described by the chart-as-a-whole.
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^ The Astronomical Beginners Club of RI The group seeks to make use of and promote the numerous observatories in RI...and have fun looking at the stars.
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THE MORAL OF THE THREE FABLES ABOVE. There needs be more than Impudence and Ignorance, on the one side, and a superstitious Credulity on the other, to the setting up of a Fortune-teller.

Townsend's translation (1887)

The Astronomer
.An astronomer used to go out at night to observe the stars.^ Astronomers use the principles of physics and mathematics to learn about the fundamental nature of the universe, including the sun, moon, planets, stars, and galaxies.
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^ The 6-foot (1.8-meter) aperture telescope has a wider field-of-view than the OGLE telescope, enabling it to observe 100 million stars many times per night.
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^ This capability allows astronomers to observe faint planetary nebulae —glowing shells of gas ejected by dying, low-mass stars.
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.One evening, as he wandered through the suburbs with his whole attention fixed on the sky, he fell accidentally into a deep well.^ Because Uranus' axis of rotation is tilted into the ecliptic plane , One pole is heated while the other is put into the deep freeze for decades.
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^ He gave a remarkably accurate measure of the period of one rotation of the earth with reference to the fixed stars in the sky, as 23hours, 56minutes, 4.1seconds.
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^ Over millions of years, planets can easily wander from circular orbits into eccentric, oval ones.
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.While he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises, and cried loudly for help, a neighbor ran to the well, and learning what had happened said: "Hark ye, old fellow, why, in striving to pry into what is in heaven, do you not manage to see what is on earth?"^ See ye not How God has created The seven heavens one above another And made the moon A light in their midst And made the sun As a (glorious) lamp.
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^ Let's learn about what causes these incredible phenomena, and the best times and places that you can see them with your own eyes.

^ Why look at a flat image of the Ring Nebula when you can fly into a warehouse sized stellar remnant of illuminated gas and dust and see a shining diamond up close and personal?


Simple English

An astronomer is a person who studies astronomy. Most astronomers work in observatories with telescopes to collect information from stars, planets, or galaxies. An astronomer has to analyse information s/he has collected, and to use it to help us understand how the universe behaves.

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