the branch of astronomy dealing with the description of the heavens and the mapping of the stars
Origin of uranographyClassical Greek ouranographia ; from ouranos, heaven, Uranus + graphein, to write: see graphic
The branch of astronomy concerned with mapping the positions of stars, galaxies, and other celestial bodies on the celestial sphere and with studying historical celestial maps. Also called celestial cartography.
Origin of uranographyGreek ouranos, sky + –graphy.
- (astronomy, cartography) Celestial cartography; the mapping of celestial bodies.
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