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!
I’m a history graduate and student, and I love science, of course, so I was very happy to stumble on this list! List of History of Science Blogs Also added to the Exoresources blog list. by Kotomicreations
The Constellations for Each Month of the Year - Atlas of the Heavens, Elijah Burritt 1856
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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
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...
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
Collection online showcases more than four million of the Museum's objects. From Indigenous clothing and Mexican skulls to necklaces made of dolphin teeth, this is one of the most extensive online museum databases in the world.
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.
demonagerie: “Textus de sphera Johannis de Sacrobosco : cum additione (quantum necessarium est) adiecta / novo commentario nuper editus [per Jacobum Faber Stapulen.] Parisiis : Stephanus, 1511 ”