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noun as in watchtower

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It was the brightest and closest supernova since the invention of the telescope some four centuries earlier, and just about every observatory turned to take a look.

A lucky celestial lineup means that dozens of other observatories will be trained on the sun at the same time.

“Webb is the world’s most complex space observatory and our top science priority, and we’ve worked hard to keep progress moving during the pandemic,” Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said this year.

The observatory would take images of the radio universe fifty times crisper than any other telescope.

As an adult, Rivera-Valentín returned to the observatory to work as a planetary scientist, using Arecibo to map the shapes and motions of potentially dangerous near-Earth asteroids.

Lenormand managed to jump publicly from an observatory and survive.

The instrument is attached to the Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory, northwest of Sydney, Australia.

Because GRBs are so rare, the best way to look for them is with an automated observatory.

I visited the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico two years ago, where the telescope taking data for BOSS is located.

Nearly 700 people have been killed in the fighting in recent days, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Captain Vane came from the observatory, his face blazing with excitement and oily with heat, to announce the fact.

Sometimes the Time Observatory would pinpoint an age and hover over it while his companions took painstaking historical notes.

The iris of the human eye dilates and contracts with every shift of illumination, and the Time Observatory had an iris too.

He remained on his feet just long enough to see his Time Observatory dim and vanish.

Ascending into the Time Observatory a thought came unbidden into his mind: Others he saved, himself he could not save.

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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to observatory, such as: lookout, tower, and catbird seat.

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