Oxford's Museum of the History of Science
An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil) is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations.
History of Science!
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The Constellations for Each Month of the Year - Atlas of the Heavens, Elijah Burritt 1856
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Mary Quite Contrary
Mary Quite Contrary....a view of my heaven, my inspiration for current projects and future installations. Recycled arts, painting, sustainable architecture, fiber, digital and contemporary art along with classic painting and ancient artifacts. Anthropological and various religions views and...
The Brutality of Truth with Daniel Martin Diaz / Style No Chaser
The Brutality of Truth with Daniel Martin Diaz Written by: Salvador Maximillian All Images courtesy of Daniel Martin Diaz (portrait by Allan Sturm) Descri
History of Science Museum - Galileo Museum
(museumsinflorence.com) Nocturnal, Italy, 17th century. A nocturnal is an instrument used to determine the local time based on the relative positions of two or more stars in the night sky
Celestial sphere. European celestial globe (view 2), 1878. This globe features beautiful constellation figures such as Taurus the Bull and Aries the Ram. The star patterns are the reverse of what we see in the night sky, because many celestial globes depict the sky as if you were outside a sphere, looking down.
This set includes images of a set of astronomical playing cards printed in England in the late seventeenth century. They were produced by Joseph Moxon (1627-1691), a printer of scientific and mathematical texts who was the royal Hydrographer of Charles II. In 1676 Moxon printed a manual to accompany the cards: The Use of the Astronomical Playing Cards, Teaching any Ordinary Capacity by them to be acquainted with all the Stars in the Heaven, Colour, Nature, and Bigness. These cards – an…
demonagerie: “Textus de sphera Johannis de Sacrobosco : cum additione (quantum necessarium est) adiecta / novo commentario nuper editus [per Jacobum Faber Stapulen.] Parisiis : Stephanus, 1511 ”