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Usage examples for astronomical

  1. A standard for the measurement of the dimensions and distances of the fixed stars from ourselves is yet to be found; and, if ever found, will be through the means of astronomical observation. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  2. In my desire to make my preaching effective and helpful I studied unweariedly and took up astronomy, buying a three inch telescope, and soon became elected to Fellowship in the Royal Astronomical Society of England. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James
  3. His astronomical tutor, Maestlin, encouraged him to devote himself to his newly adopted science, and the first result of this advice appeared before very long in Kepler's " Mysterium Cosmographicum". – Kepler by Walter W. Bryant
  4. He looked at the stars and thought of them, but not in any manner emotional or poetical; he thought of astronomical facts, dry, sound, delightful facts: he looked at the darkened trees and dim flowers and thought of botany: the earth he trod on was full of scientific interest; the Pierrots, the fairies and the angels- yes, the angels too- were vanished. – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  5. Such is the case with astronomical, physical and chemical facts, with all facts which form part of a system in which elements supposed to be unchanging are merely put together, in which the only changes are changes of position, in which there is no theoretical absurdity in imagining that things are restored to their place; in which, consequently, the same total phenomenon, or at least the same elementary phenomena, can be repeated. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  6. There is clearly nothing astronomical in this incident. – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  7. If the atmosphere did not exist, or if it were completely transparent, we should see the stars by day as by night, for they are continually round us, at noon as at midnight, and we can see them in the full daylight, with the help of astronomical instruments. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  8. If we allow the arc between A and B to be the diameter of the moon, it is by astronomical calculation about . – A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. Vol.3 No.2 by George H. Lowery.
  9. He was the means of introducing into England a number of astronomical instruments hitherto unused, and even unknown, in that country. – Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce
  10. One need only assume the existence of vague traveler's tales about the existence of the 11th- century Chinese clocks with their astronomical models and jackwork and with their great wheel, apparently moving by itself but using water having no external inlet or outlet. – On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass by Derek J. de Solla Price
  11. He made us examine his celebrated telescopes, and explained their mechanism; and he showed us the manuscripts which recorded the numerous astronomical discoveries he had made. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  12. In the preceding paragraph there is introduced a method of great importance in astronomical practice- i. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  13. Of astronomical necessity, our flights were irregular. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  14. Were it not for the length of Parkhurst's article, I would quote the whole, it constituting an elaborate essay in which the astronomical origin of every religious system is clearly proved. – The Bible: what it is by Charles Bradlaugh
  15. It used to be urged, on astronomical grounds, that the Ice- Age began about 240, 000 years ago, and ended about 60, 000 years ago, but the astronomical theory is, as I said, generally abandoned. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  16. Firmly held by this idea, what is called the astronomical difficulty in theology gave me great concern. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  17. It is not to be supposed that the astronomical clock at this observatory was wrong by more than a second or two, but the behaviour of clocks during an earthquake is so irregular- some stopping at once, others staggering on for some seconds before arrest- that the Cadiz time may differ from the true time by several seconds. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  18. In the tenth room are many curious decorations, the ceiling, which is finely vaulted, being covered with astronomical figures and lists of stars and constellations. – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
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