astrognosy

Related to astrognosy: astronomy

astrognosy

the branch of astronomy that studies the fixed stars.
See also: Astronomy
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Moreover, theology and physics are fields that he sees as extending naturally into "eschatology and astrognosy" along with the maturation of spirits into whiskey, a range of interests through which O'Brien happily mocks both the fantastical and futuristic aspects of the character (Dalkey 12).