observatory building was actually a broad cultural movement, energized by several important nonastronomical
motives, which ultimately left American astronomers with too much beautiful equipment and too little ongoing support for research.
He again visited George in 1993, accompanied by his wife Nancy, and they were both enthralled by drawings of nonastronomical
objects such as birds, cathedrals and clouds.
Today, of course, we have nonastronomical
indicators of time, such as radioactive dating methods and atomic clocks.
This goes double if you also plan to use the camera for nonastronomical
The popularity of domed theaters soon attracted nonastronomical
programming, often to the detriment of the star shows.
Once in Hawaii I did not do any nonastronomical
touring--I would have spread myself too thin.
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This, it must be said, provides a compelling nonastronomical
reason to visit Vicuna.
Even though his shop was primitive by the standards of the day, he produced mirrors up to 32 inches and lenses up to 12 inches in diameter, including ellipsoidal and off-axis paraboloidal mirrors, mineral-crystal windows for radiometers and spectrometers, and optical systems for nonastronomical
(I'm still not altogether sure myself.) At Table Mountain the nonastronomical
spouses were easy to spot: they're the ones awake during daylight.
(I have, perhaps improperly, taken to calling astronomers by their first names ever since.) Besides dropping what the others considered to be a pretense to formality, they showed an easy willingness to joke around, talk about nonastronomical
topics, go to restaurants together, and so on - all of which, in retrospect, became as important to my development as a person as it was to my continuation in astronomy.
circles it is sometimes called World Time, Z Time, or Zulu.