astronomy vs astrology

astronomy astrology


  • 1) The study of the physical universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere, including the process of mapping locations and properties of the matter and radiation in the universe.
  • 2) The scientific study of matter and phenomena in the universe, especially in outer space, including the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial objects.
  • 3) A system of knowledge or beliefs about celestial phenomena.
  • 4) obsolete Astrology.
  • 5) The science which treats of the celestial bodies, of their magnitudes, motions, distances, periods of revolution, eclipses, constitution, physical condition, and of the causes of their various phenomena.
  • 6) See under Physical.
  • 7) A treatise on, or text-book of, the science.
  • 8) Several other branches of the science are recognized: gravitational astronomy or astronomical mechanics, replacing the term physical astronomy, which is now generally discarded because of the danger of confusion with astronomical physics or astrophysics; nautical astronomy, astronomy applied to navigation; sidereal astronomy, the branch of the science which deals with the stars; spheric astronomy, which treats of the apparent position and motions of bodies on the celestial sphere; theoretical astronomy, which deals with the calculation of orbits and perturbations. These various branches interlace in all directions.
  • 9) The science which describes the heavenly bodies and explains their apparent motions, etc.
  • 10) Astrological skill.


  • 1) The study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their supposed influence on human affairs.
  • 2) The study of the positions and motions of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.
  • 3) Obsolete Astronomy.
  • 4) In its etymological signification, the science of the stars; among the ancients, synonymous with astronomy; subsequently, the art of judging of the influences of the stars upon human affairs, and of foretelling events by their position and aspects.
  • 5) a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
  • 6) The science or doctrine of the stars; practical astronomy; astronomy in its earliest form.
  • 7) An old name for the plant bistort, Polygonum Bistorta.
  • 8) That branch of astrology which professes to predict natural effects, as changes of the weather, winds, storms, etc.


  • 1) It may well have included astronomy and mathematics.
  • 2) He is interested in cosmology and astronomy.
  • 3) The new science of radio astronomy was emerging from the wartime studies of radar.
  • 4) The link between astronomy and astrology could no longer be taken for granted.
  • 5) They imply that the world of physics and astronomy is inexhaustible.
  • 6) This is now arguably the best place in Britain to be studying astronomy and cosmology.
  • 7) First floor, astronomy and space suits.
  • 8) He writes on astronomy and astrology without knowing either'.
  • 9) The scientific revolution consisted of new knowledge, particularly about physics and astronomy but also about biology and chemistry.
  • 10) It would mean a complete withdrawal from observational radio astronomy in the UK.
  • 11) His particular expertise was space exploration and astronomy, but he wrote widely on science, aided by an impressive contacts book.
  • 12) They run into the same trap, whether they are making recommendations about astronomy or high-energy physics or computers or nuclear power or plasma physics.
  • 13) Q WHAT made you interested in physics and astronomy?
  • 14) Shortly after Joe Haldeman received a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy from the University of Maryland, he was drafted into the army where he served (and received a Purple Heart medal) as a combat engineer in Vietnam.
  • 15) As a result, my trying to keep up with what's going on in astronomy is largely an internet affair.
  • 16) Your duties will consist of instructing others in that new science which you call astronomy and in applying it for the welfare of humanity.
  • 17) The discovery of extrasolar planets -- one of the hardest things to do in astronomy -- has been especially replete with false alarms.
  • 18) astronomycast is aimed at anyone interested in astronomy and is particularly good for people dipping their toes into the idea of learning a bit on their own.
  • 19) (In homage to Nehru's interest in astronomy, the city's planetarium is next door.) 12: 10 A.M. INDIRA GANDHI
  • 20) And astronomy is building that map, and trying to help break down those boundaries of today.
  • 21) In the mean time, astronomy is paving the path for ours and future generations to follow.
  • 22) ‘He held university chairs in astronomy, physics and mathematics as well as working as an architect.’
  • 23) ‘He made a number of contributions to mathematics, physics and astronomy.’
  • 24) ‘Analysis was driven by the requirements of mathematical physics and astronomy.’
  • 25) ‘He studied physics as his main subject but took mathematics, astronomy and chemistry as minor subjects.’
  • 26) ‘Topics other than mathematics also interested him, especially physics and astronomy.’
  • 27) ‘In addition to his mathematical work, Talbot also published on astronomy and physics.’
  • 28) ‘Secondly, astronomy is one of the few sciences in which the amateur can play a really useful role.’
  • 29) ‘Supernovae are among the most spectacular phenomena known to astronomy.’
  • 30) ‘Ancient India is also described as the original home of mathematics, astronomy and medicine.’
  • 31) ‘From his works we know that Kushyar was primarily an astronomer who wrote texts on astronomy and geography.’
  • 32) ‘This is an area of astronomy in which amateurs are able to make vital contributions to our knowledge base.’
  • 33) ‘An inquiry into the effect of light pollution on astronomy was published last year.’
  • 34) ‘Padua was famous for its medical school and while he was there Copernicus studied both medicine and astronomy.’
  • 35) ‘Although he studied mathematics and astronomy at Cambridge, he was also interested in biology.’
  • 36) ‘In 1751 he went to the University of Utrecht to lecture on mathematics and astronomy.’
  • 37) ‘Horrocks was educated at Cambridge, where he pursued his passion for astronomy and mathematics.’
  • 38) ‘Gergonne was appointed to the chair of astronomy at the University of Montpellier in 1816.’
  • 39) ‘It was not only in mathematics and astronomy, however, that Newcomb made major contributions.’
  • 40) ‘One of the hallmarks of his spell as Astronomer Royal is his popularization of astronomy.’
  • 41) ‘Newton, too, chose to work principally in the more traditional field of planetary astronomy.’


  • 1) The link between astronomy and astrology could no longer be taken for granted.
  • 2) He writes on astronomy and astrology without knowing either'.
  • 3) But they were not above the resort to astrology and magic, both pursuits then considered more fruitful than physical diagnosis.
  • 4) As a wry aside: The Heretic, if you place any credence in astrology, is most likely a Libra.
  • 5) The word astrology comes from astro and logos, literally meaning the language of the stars.
  • 6) The history and geography of the world were familiar to his memory: the lives of the heroes of the East, perhaps of the West, 6 excited his emulation: his skill in astrology is excused by the folly of the times, and supposes some rudiments of mathematical science; and a profane taste for the arts is betrayed in his liberal invitation and reward of the painters of
  • 7) Consider the answer Behe provided to this question about the scientific allies of intelligent design posed by ACLU attorney Eric Rothschild: "But you are clear, under your definition, the definition that sweeps in intelligent design, astrology is also a scientific theory, correct?"
  • 8) She believes in astrology, blaming or praising May and me for one thing or another because we were born in the Year of the Sheep and the Year of the Dragon, respectively. next »
  • 9) It was only after my son was born and I had a friend who was interested in astrology, especially the influence of the moon, that I got to understand better about the cycles of the moon and those horse stud calendars all made more sense to me.
  • 10) As we already know astrology is wrong, there's no need to get it right, is there?
  • 11) I have to admit, the equation of global warming denialism to astrology is quite apt.
  • 12) ‘Modern texts often refer to Uranus as the planet that governs astrology and astrologers.’
  • 13) ‘Electional astrology is using astrology to select the best date for an important event.’
  • 14) ‘Real astrology is horary astrology, or divination, and can never be other than divination.’
  • 15) ‘Since then he has also learned to read tarot cards, and continues to pursue his studies in astrology.’
  • 16) ‘Since then she has studied astrology broadly and now has a wealth of experience to draw on.’
  • 17) ‘There is so much more to astrology than the sun sign and horoscope columns you read in the papers.’
  • 18) ‘Its influence was always dreaded in mundane astrology, being unfavourable to the farmer's work.’
  • 19) ‘It is unlikely that he ever practised astrology in the sense of drawing up charts and interpreting them.’
  • 20) ‘He studied alchemy, astrology and the Kaballah as a boy and later became a doctor of medicine.’
  • 21) ‘Horary astrology is a technique used to answer specific question by using astrological guidance.’
  • 22) ‘This book is the best introduction to astrology that I have seen so far.’
  • 23) ‘The planets, signs, houses and aspects are the nuts and bolts of astrology.’
  • 24) ‘In astrology Mars represents the compelling force of action and initiative.’
  • 25) ‘This is certainly an interesting theory for all those who seek a practical application of astrology.’
  • 26) ‘She is currently researching the history of astrology and religious thought.’
  • 27) ‘Keeping a moon journal is an easy, enjoyable and insightful introduction to astrology.’
  • 28) ‘If one believes that astrology can predict death, then one must believe in fate and that we have no free will.’
  • 29) ‘This is often regarded as the most problematic component of modern astrology.’
  • 30) ‘In astrology, it is the Moon's association with water that dominates its influence.’
  • 31) ‘It has been instructive to comb the literature for evidence of when astrology has made a difference.’
  • 32) ‘What is remarkable is that medieval astrology can get such complexity out of only a few techniques.’
  • 33) ‘On the internet we find thousands of sites dealing with just about every aspect of astrology.’

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