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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.
[Greek ouranos, sky + -graphy.]
u′ra·no·graph′ic (-nə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
(Astronomy) obsolete the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the stars, galaxies, etc
ˌuraˈnographer, ˌuraˈnographist n
uranographic, ˌuranoˈgraphical adj
u•ra•nog•ra•phy(ˌyʊər əˈnɒg rə fi)
the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the heavens, and esp. of the fixed stars.
[1640–50; < Greek ouranographía]
the astronomical study and mapping of the heavens, especially the fixed stars. — uranographer, uranographist, n. — uranographic, uranographi-cal, adj.See also: Heaven
the branch of astronomy that deals with the description of the heavens by constructing maps and charts, especially of the fixed stars. Also called uranology. — uranographer, uranographist, n. — uranographic, uranographical, adj.See also: Astronomy
The astronomical study and mapping of the stars and galaxies.