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Classical astronomical instruments in reduced scale versions: astrolabes, sundials…

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  • The Astrolabe, considered as the mathematic jewl of the Medium Age, was to the end of XVII century the movil instrument most used in the whole history of the Astronomy. It is still in force, because it allows us to undestand in a clear and simply way, the celestial mechanism and the apparent movement of the stars. Its origin could go as far as...

  • The Astrolabe, considered as the mathematic jewel of the Medium Age, was to the end of 17th century  the most used instrument in the whole history of the Astronomy. It is still in force, because it allows us to understand in a clear and simply way, the celestial mechanism and the apparent movement of the stars.  Its origin could go as far as Alexandria...

  • This piece is a reproduction of the Nautical Astrolabe of Dundee. This marine astrolabe, made by the Portuguese, is dated between 1550 - 1555, and can now be found in the Art Gallery and Museum of Dundee. The nautical astrolabe is a simplification of the planispherical or astronomical astrolabe and can only measure the altitude of the stars to calculate...

  • This piece is a reproduction of the Nautical Astrolabe of Dundee. This marine astrolabe, made by the Portuguese, is dated between 1550 - 1555, and can now be found in the Art Gallery and Museum of Dundee. The nautical astrolabe is a simplification of the planispherical or astronomical astrolabe and can only measure the altitude of the stars to calculate...

  • The piece is a reproduction of an instrument dated 1570 and signed by Humphrey Cole. This instrument is in the British Museum, London. The original piece has two faces, one of which is this nocturnal. This nocturnal watch is an artifact used to obtain the time at night using the fixed stars in the sky. This instrument appeared at the beginning of the...

  • The piece is a reproduction of an instrument dated 1570 and signed by Humphrey Cole. This instrument is in the British Museum, London. The original piece has two faces, one of which is this nocturnal. This nocturnal watch is an artifact used to obtain the time at night using the fixed stars in the sky. This instrument appeared at the beginning of the...

  • Altitude sundial. Takes this name because the parameter of its construction is based on Sun’s altitude. This brass made model is available for two different latitudes: 40º or 50º. On15th century mariners found a way to estimate their latitude to find their location in the sea. It was based on a well-known fact: the height of celestial bodies depends on...

  • Altitude sundial. Takes this name because the parameter of its construction is based on Sun’s altitude. This brass made model is available for two different latitudes: 40º or 50º. On15th century mariners found a way to estimate their latitude to find their location in the sea. It was based on a well-known fact: the height of celestial bodies depends on...

  • This vertical disk sundial from the end of the 16th century is an unusual piece: one side has an effigy of King Philip II of Spain and the other side is a sundial. The original piece, made of bronze, is in the British Museum of London. Between the 16th and 17th century, a close link existed between Spain and the Low Countries marked by the mutual...

  • Although it is known as the Astronomic Ring Dial (Annulus Atronomicus), the complete name of this instrument used to determine the solar time and to make other astronomical measurements is the Universal Equinoctial Ring Sundial. Its principle is the Universal Equatorial Solar Quadrant. Several kinds of astronomic dials existed, and the larger ones could...

  • Although it is known as the Astronomic Ring Dial (Annulus Atronomicus), the complete name of this instrument used to determine the solar time and to make other astronomical measurements is the Universal Equinoctial Ring Sundial. Its principle is the Universal Equatorial Solar Quadrant. Several kinds of astronomic dials existed, and the larger ones could...

  • This vertical disk sundial from the end of the 16th century is an unusual piece: one side has an effigy of King Philip II of Spain and the other side is a sundial. The original piece, made of bronze, is in the British Museum of London.This vertical disk sundial from the end of the 16th century is an unusual piece: one side has an effigy of King Philip II...

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