Astronomy Cast Ep. 182: Astrometry

Article written: 30 Apr , 2010
Updated: 22 Jan , 2016
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The Gaia mission.

Astronomers have been cataloging star positions for thousands of years, from the first calculations made by Hipparchus, to the more recent star catalogs made by the spacecraft named after him. This is astrometry; another way to find our place in the Universe.

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1 Response

  1. Hon. Salacious B. Crumb says

    Great podcast, but why didn’t you discuss Gaia as promised in the lead of this article? Is that to be discussed in the next or future episode?

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