galactography n.

the science of mapping celestial objects within galaxies

  • 1950 I. Asimov …And Now You Don’t in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 113/2 page image Isaac Asimov bibliography

    ‘Galactography,’ said the mayor, ‘is our greatest enemy. Our admirals make no secret of our almost hopeless, strategic position.’

  • 1957 R. A. Heinlein in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 18/2 Robert A. Heinlein

    ‘Place’ was some estate, or household, or factor’s compound, never a particular planet or sun (his notions of astronomy were mostly wrong and he was innocent of galactography).

  • 1973 E. Hamilton Shores of Infinity in Thrilling Science Fiction Aug. 21/1 page image Edmond Hamilton bibliography

    Gordon remembered his galactography well enough to realize that every realm represented here lay near the Marches of Outer Space.

  • 1982 I. Asimov Foundation's Edge 181 Isaac Asimov

    We'll decide where to go to first and there we may find the proper people to consult concerning ancient history, galactography, mythology, anthropology, or anything else you can think of.

  • 1993 J. Brunner Muddle Earth 214 John Brunner

    The knowledge pill was good on galactography.

  • 2006 D. Weber In Fury Born lii. 667 page image David Weber bibliography

    Alicia couldn’t conceive of any rational reason to choose to live here, and not even Imperial Galactography knew why anyone had.

Research requirements

antedating 1950

Earliest cite

Isaac Asimov, 'Second Foundation'

Research History
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1959 first magazine appearance.
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation's Edge"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1982 first edition.
Mike Christie submitted a 1957 cite from Robert Heinlein's "Citizen of the Galaxy".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Isaac Asimov's "Second Foundation"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1950 first magazine appearance.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2006 cite from David Weber.

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