The history of astrometry

  title={The history of astrometry},
  author={Michael A. C. Perryman},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
  • M. Perryman
  • Published 17 September 2012
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal H
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. Improved star positions progressively opened up and advanced fundamental fields of scientific enquiry, including our understanding of the scale of the solar system, the details of… Expand
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