Works of Riemann related to Astronomy that I can understand?

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Looking for a connection to astronomy for a history of mathematics report on 19th century mathematicians. I don't do astronomy. Would like to know of any mathematical developments of Riemann that are used in astronomy that I can understand (which expressly excludes any thing with the word tensor in it.) Don't work to hard on it (I have google too,) just thought you guys would know.

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Bernhard Riemann developed Riemannian geometry. This is used through out general relativity. Newton’s laws didn't work at very large (astronomical distances), that is why we use GR. Einstein wouldn't of been able to develop his theories in Euclidean geometry.
 
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Is there any connection between Riemann geometry and special relativity, that subject is within my mental grasp. Perhaps the Lorentz contraction?
 

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