Forums General Discussion Astronomer or not? astronomer

Gary Poyner

The OED says…”An expert in or student of astronomy”, so that makes you an astronomer.  I’m from the same mould as Andrew – I love looking through my telescope (not much of a view from Birmingham, but it’s all I have), but I also use remote telescopes with CCD’s to compliment my data.  The reduction is pretty boring though!  My point is that you have a love for astronomy as a science and a desire to make a contribution to it. Regardless of how you do either, you are an astronomer!

Whether Woolleys comments are valid today is debatable