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I'm reading an interesting book, "Stargazers : the contribution of amateurs to astronomy" edited by Dunlop and Gerbaldi (1988) and one of the chapters, rather abstracts, outlines the author's criteria for differentiating professional astronomers, amateur astronomers and what he refers to as "recreational sky observers". It is only two pages long (these are transcripts of talks), and I've shown these below. It is an interesting philosophical topic, but by the definitions used, I am a recreational sky observer rather than an amateur astronomer.
What are you?