celestial observation


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celestial observation

[sə′les·chəl ‚äb·sər′vā·shən]
(navigation)
Also known as sight.
The measurement of the altitude, and sometimes the azimuth, of a celestial body for a line of position.
The data obtained by such observation.
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I may there discover the wondrous power which attracts the needle and may regulate a thousand celestial observations that require only this voyage to render their seeming eccentricities consistent forever.
On the matter of compensation, see the brief discussion by Oppenheim, "Divination and Celestial Observation," 115-17, and Brown, Mesopotamian Planetary Astronomy-Astrology, 45.
With this technology, PARI will collect and enable access to celestial observation data for astronomers, researchers and students.
The $164 million celestial observation system's test phase will last a year.
These ideas are in essence that sophisticated activities in geometry, surveying and celestial observation were carried out in Britain in the 3rd millennium BC.
Their knowledge of celestial observations played a key role in their survival.
Hubble is the world's premiere science instrument for making celestial observations, which allow us to unravel the mysteries of the universe,"' said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington and three-time Hubble repair astronaut.
Hubble is the world's premiere science instrument for making celestial observations, which allow us to unravel the mysteries of the universe," said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington and three-time Hubble repair astronaut.
The team hopes to resume celestial observations by the end of summer, following an intensive series of tests.
As most people probably know by now, 2009 has been designated the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first celestial observations using a telescope.
The earliest encounters with the telescope, from the first application for a privilege by a spectacle-maker in Middelburg in September 1608 to the printing of the first celestial observations with this instrument in Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius in Venice in March 1610, have been construed in terms of breathtaking speed.