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Don't Confuse Astrologers and Astronomers!
What's the quickest way to irritate astronomers? Call them astrologers.Astronomers are scientists who study space and its bodies such as planets, stars and asteroids. An astronomer might say, "Get up a few hours before dawn to see the Delta Aquarid meteor showers in late July and early August."
Astrologers make predictions about human activities and proclivities based on the positions and movements of celestial bodies. An astrologer might say, "You're an Aquarius and she's a Libra; you belong together!"
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