A Brief History of Astronomical Devices
Al-Sahlî's Astrolabe, c. 1067, an astronomical measuring and calculating device, in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum, Madrid, Spain. Credit: Luis García via WikiMedia Commons.

November 15, 2022
7:30 PM US EST
free online presentation

Whether for agricultural, ceremonial, or navigational purposes, the stars have been our constant companions through thousands of years of human development. So, too, have people around the globe created increasingly sophisticated ways to observe, track and predict celestial movement.

Join historical novelist and astronomical enthusiast E. C. Ambrose on a whirlwind tour through time and space to introduce some of the myriad devices that humans have employed to observe the heavens prior to the invention of the telescope.

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