ephemeris

NOUN
  1. an annual publication containing astronomical tables that give the positions of the celestial bodies throughout the year
    today computers calculate the ephemerides
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How To Use ephemeris In A Sentence

  • Well, it turns out that an accurate ephemeris (position table) of Saturn is useful for solar system tests of general relativity, predicting future occultations and eclipses, and navigation of spacecraft. URSI Update #2
  • “Your ephemeris,” she says, finally, with a fair amount of bravado. Vivian Rising
  • A lengthy section pursues the connections with myth and the centaurs, and the book ends with an ephemeris for the centaurs Chiron, Pholus and Nessus between the years 1900-2050.
  • I sat with an open book, dragging my finger across the ephemeris boxes, scratching my head at logarithms. Vivian Rising
  • The navigation message contains the satellite ephemeris, which is a numerical model of the satellite's orbit.
  • Still, she pulls out another chart and starts to scribble what she reads on the ephemeris. Vivian Rising
  • If Cassini lasts til 2012, then they will have tracked Saturn for one quarter of its orbit, providing excellent data for the ephemeris. Archive 2009-01-08
  • The GPS position solution can be improved by using a better satellite ephemeris.
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics says the team "presents an accurate, long-term ephemeris," and that "they participated in all the steps of a real research program, from initial observations to the publication process, and the result they obtained bears scientific significance. High School Students Get Published in Astrophysics Journal | Universe Today
  • Until the Eastern Han Dynasty, historian with the ephemeris officer is always unity.
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