Planispheric Astrolabe

Planispheric Astrolabe

Modeled after an early astronomical instrument thought to have been designed in ancient Greece, this working, brass-plated astrolabe replica makes a striking statement displayed on a desk or library shelf. The principles of the astrolabe—used to study the stars at a particular time and place—were used for hundreds of years before newer technologies took their place. Infused with scientific history, this decorative device will delight any card-carrying astronomy geek or instrument aficionado.

  • Brass replica of the original model.
  • Sapele hardwood stand.
  • An elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers and navigators to measure the position in the sky of a celestial body.
  • Identifies stars and planets, determines local latitude given local time (and vice versa), surveys and triangulates.
  • Overall: 5" high; without stand: 4 3/4" high.

SKU: 890185

Regular price $198.00
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