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 Dictionary entry overview: What does uranologist mean? 

  The noun URANOLOGIST has 1 sense:

1. a physicist who studies astronomy

  Familiarity information: URANOLOGIST used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A physicist who studies astronomy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


astronomer; uranologist; stargazer

Hypernyms ("uranologist" is a kind of...):

physicist (a scientist trained in physics)

Domain category:

astronomy; uranology (the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "uranologist"):

astrophysicist (an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies)

cosmologist (an astronomer who studies the evolution and space-time relations of the universe)

Instance hyponyms:

Omar Khayyam (Persian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (1050-1123))

Newcomb; Simon Newcomb (United States astronomer (1835-1909))

Johann Muller; Muller; Regiomontanus (German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476))

Maria Mitchell; Mitchell (United States astronomer who studied sunspots and nebulae (1818-1889))

Lowell; Percival Lowell (United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916))

Lovell; Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell; Sir Bernard Lovell (English astronomer who pioneered radio astronomy (born in 1913))

Laplace; Marquis de Laplace; Pierre Simon de Laplace (French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827))

Langley; Samuel Pierpoint Langley (United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906))

Jan Hendrix Oort; Oort (Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is rotating and proposed the existence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992))

Benjamin Peirce; Peirce (United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880))

Clyde Tombaugh; Clyde William Tombaugh; Tombaugh (United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997))

Thales; Thales of Miletus (a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC))

Sitter; Willem de Sitter (Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934))

Harlow Shapley; Shapley (United States astronomer (1885-1972))

Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli; Schiaparelli (Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910))

Henry Norris Russell; Henry Russell; Russell (United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957))

David Rittenhouse; Rittenhouse (United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796))

Claudius Ptolemaeus; Ptolemy (Alexandrian astronomer who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until Copernicus (2nd century AD))

Gerard Kuiper; Gerard Peter Kuiper; Kuiper (United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973))

Johan Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Kepler (German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630))

Hypatia (Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415))

Anaximander (a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC))

Aristarchus of Samos (an ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC))

Bessel; Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846))

Bowditch; Nathaniel Bowditch (United States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (1773-1838))

Brahe; Tycho Brahe (Danish astronomer whose observations of the planets provided the basis for Kepler's laws of planetary motion (1546-1601))

Anders Celsius; Celsius (Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744))

Copernicus; Mikolaj Kopernik; Nicolaus Copernicus (Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543))

Eddington; Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (English astronomer remembered for his popular elucidation of relativity theory (1882-1944))

Eratosthenes (Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the moon and sun (276-194 BC))

Galileo; Galileo Galilei (Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642))

George Ellery Hale; Hale (United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938))

Asaph Hall; Hall (United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907))

Edmond Halley; Edmund Halley; Halley (English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742))

Herschel; Sir Frederick William Herschel; Sir William Herschel; William Herschel (English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822))

Herschel; John Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel; Sir John Herschel (English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871))

Hipparchus (Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC))

Huggins; Sir William Huggins (English astronomer who pioneered spectroscopic analysis in astronomy and who discovered the red shift (1824-1910))

Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; al-Haytham; Alhacen; Alhazen; Ibn al-Haytham (an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040))

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