Full record for planetography n.

Definition the study of planets
OED requirements antedating 1955
Earliest cite P. Anderson 'The Long Way Home'
Comment Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1955 cite from Poul Anderson's "The Long Way Home"

There are early uses of this word from the 1730s, though the use in the science-fictional sense only goes back as far as 1960 (Analog magazine, October 1960). We would like cites antedating 1960 - in fact cites in any context dating from between 1735 and 1960.

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Citations for planetography n.

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1955 Astounding Sci. Fiction Apr. 39/1 Spent a hundred years external time knocking around, till I got a chance to make a comeback. Planetography's a sort of hobby with me, which is the only reason I come to your parties, Valti, you kettle-bellied old fraud. Tell me, captain, did you ever touch at Procyon?
1997 J. A. Gardner Expendable (1997) iv. 68 His programming skills were at least as good as mine, and his planetography intuition was superb.