descriptive astronomy

descriptive astronomy

[di′skrip·tiv ə′strän·ə·mē]
(astronomy)
Astronomy as presented by graphic and verbal description.
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The articles on descriptive astronomy include one by Michael Hoskin (the general editor of the series) on the discovery of Uranus and the asteroids, and another by Albert Van Helden on the 18th- and 19th-century transits of Venus.
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