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spherical astronomy

noun
1.
the branch of astronomy dealing with the determination of the positions of celestial bodies on the celestial sphere.
Compare astrometry.
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  • spherical astronomy had its origin with the Alexandrian school, many famous geometers, and in particular Euclid, pointing the way.

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