uranometry


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uranometry

(ˌjʊərəˈnɒmətrɪ)
n
(Astronomy) the measurement of the distances or positions of planets and other celestial objects
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uranometry, uranometria

1. a treatise recording the positions and magnitudes of heavenly bodies.
2. the science of measuring the real or apparent distances of heavenly bodies from Earth. — uranometrical, adj.
See also: Astronomy
1. measurement of the positions of astronomical bodies.
2. a chart showing such measurements and positions. — uranometrical, adj.
See also: Heaven
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In order to cover the many different points of view from which `images' of the sky can be considered and the demands of an exhibition in which the image had to have pride of place, the book is organized around four main themes: the harmony of the world; uranometry; the heptameron; the denizens of the sky.