one who maps or studies the planet Mars
1880 Nature 1 Jan. 213/1
The local indistinctness and confusion that so often puzzle the areographer.
The scientists included, to name a few of them, John Nisbit, Canadian astronomer, Anido Castelar, Chilean archaeologist…and Paul Rhodes, South African areographer.
Red Slag of Mars in Wonder Stories Quarterly Spring 397/2
A whole series of photographs which not only confirmed the drawings of the great French areographer Antoniadi but showed a number of single and even double canals which were also observed visually.
Battle of the Canals in Science Fantasy Summer 59/1
His eye could already resolve details smaller than fifty kilometers across, so that he could have seen a Sicily or even a Long Island, had Earth’s areographers been whimsical enough to put on on the map of Mars.
Hour Before Earthrise in Worlds of If July 8/2
About 1800 a German astronomer, Johann Hieronymus Schroeter (SHROI-ter, 1745–1816), who made observations of the Martian surface, invented the term ‘areography’ (air-ee-OG-ruh-fee) from Greek words meaning ‘Mars-writing,’ to mean the description of the surface of Mars. The first real areographer was a German astronomer named Wilhelm Beer (BAYR, 1797–1850).
Mars, the Red Planet vii. 116
‘Mars,’ Dairine said. The disk drive chirred briefly. ‘Coordinates?’ Dairine knew that areographers used some kind of latitude-longitude system for Mars, but she knew nothing else about it. ‘Default,’ she said, on a hunch.
High Wizardry (1991) 52
‘You’re not coming with us.’ ‘Hey, hey! I’m an ace areographer. I’ll find Kapera’s parents.’ Nanoannie struck this attitude, ‘Yeah? And how about murderology? I bet somebody right here in your Facer Institute killed Kapera’s parents.’ I didn’t want to hear any more. ‘They aren’t dead!’ Cayce said, ‘Maybe they left Mars without you.’
Old-Fashioned Martian Girl in Analog Science Fiction & Fact July–Aug. xii. 50/1
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a 1977 cite from Isaac Asimov.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1990 cite from Diane Duane.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2004 cite from Mary Turzillo.
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