The Astronomer (Dutch: De astronoom) is a painting finished in about 1668 by the Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer.

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Amateur Astronomer Restores a Classic Historic Refractor

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Astronomer: If Earth Is Average, We Should Find Alien Life Within 60 Light-Years

Caroline Herschel was England's first female professional astronomer, but still lacks name recognition two centuries later

Crazy, Close-Orbiting Exoplanet May Have Melting Surface, Says Astronomer

This Astronomer Discovered What the Stars Were Made Of, and Few Believed Her Discovery

Owen Gingerich, Astronomer Who Saw God in the Cosmos, Dies at 93

Carl Sagan film 'Voyagers' casts Andrew Garfield of 'Spider-Man' fame to play beloved astronomer

"Pale Blue Dot" is a timeless speech by astronomer Carl Sagan about Earth, humanity, & our place in the universe. It provides the ultimate 'big picture' perspective we all need sometimes.

The ‘Bad Astronomer’ Takes You on a Tour of the Cosmos

Astronomer Edward Barnard discovered Amalthea, the fifth satellite of Jupiter, using an eyepiece that yielded 520x on the 36-inch Lick Observatory refractor. Barnard observed asteroid Juno at 1,430x and 1,700x to make disk measurements between 0.2" and 0.26"

Astronomer Pierre Janssen was he first to regularly use photographs to study the Sun. In 1903 he published his great "Atlas de photographies solaires", containing more than 6,000 solar pictures

Astronomer George Ellery Hale, who built a 60" telescope and started a bigger 200" telescope, had an imaginary elf who acted as his advisor. His psychological problems got so bad it forced him to resign as director of Mount Wilson observatory

New children's book celebrates pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell

Renowned astronomer who discovered Saturn’s largest moon was probably nearsighted, his telescopes show

Boom! Japanese astronomer catches meteorite smashing into the moon (video)

News at a glance: Hubble interlopers, an ocean-drilling gap, and a near-sighted astronomer