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u·ra·nog·ra·phy

 (yo͝or′ə-nŏg′rə-fē)
n.
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.

uranography

(ˌjʊərəˈnɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(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)

n.
the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the heavens, and esp. of the fixed stars.
[1640–50; < Greek ouranographía]

uranography

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

uranography

The astronomical study and mapping of the stars and galaxies.
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Best Before:1980s uranography The branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the stars, galaxies, etc Best Before: 1910s Ludibrious ApT to be a subject of jest or mockery Jollux Slang, used in the late 18th Century to describe a "fat person"
"This work was to uranography what the Gutenberg Bible was to printing."
The word uranography (star mapping) is derived from the Greek word urano, "sky." It's a profession with a fine tradition that stretches back more than 2,000 years.