The History of Astrometry
by Michael Perryman
Publisher: arXiv 2012
Number of pages: 52
The history of astrometry, the branch of astronomy dealing with the positions of celestial objects, is a lengthy and complex chronicle, having its origins in the earliest records of astronomical observations more than two thousand years ago, and extending to the high accuracy observations being made from space today.
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