Full record for galactography n.

Definition the science of mapping galaxies
OED requirements antedating 1950
Earliest cite Isaac Asimov, 'Second Foundation'
Comment 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.

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Citations for galactography n.

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1950 I. Asimov …And Now You Don't in Astounding Sci. Fiction Jan. 113/2 ‘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 Sci. Fiction Sept. 18/2 ‘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).
1982 I. Asimov Foundation's Edge 181 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 The knowledge pill was good on galactography.