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.

An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabe, armilla, or…

Music of the Spheres, Harmony of the Spheres - Celestial Spheres - Crystalinks

Atlas bears the world and the cosmos on his shoulders. An Alchemy artwork.

Antique Celestial Sphere Print Astronomy by TheCuratorsPrints,

ON SALE Antique Celestial Sphere Print Astronomy Chart Northern Hemisphere Stars Constellations

Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, EA1978.2573. ‘The angel Ruh holding the celestial spheres’. A single page from a manuscript of Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini ‘s The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence (Arabic: ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat). Western Iran, second half of the 16th century.

‘The angel Ruh holding the celestial spheres’, a page from a manuscript of Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini's The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence (Arabic: ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat) - Iran

If the celestial sphere were mapped to the Earth's surface, astronomy would get a LOT easier; you'd just need a magnifying glass.

XKCD Angular Size "If the celestial sphere were mapped to the Earth's surface, astronomy would get a LOT easier; you'd just need a magnifying glass.

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. Read more on wikipedia.

Armillary Sphere Signed by Antonio Santucci Constructed 1588 to Florence Wood and metal; 2420 mm in diameter. © Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze. Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Jost Burgi Mechanised Celestial Globe 1594

Jost Burgi-Mechanised Celestial Globe The mechanical celestial globe made 1594 in Kassel by en:Joost Bürgi, clockmaker from Switzerland. Now at Schweizerisches Landesmuseum in Zurich.

This diagram shows the medieval understanding of spheres of the cosmos, derived from Aristotle, and as per the standard explanation by Ptolemy. It came to be understood that at least the outermost sphere (marked "Primũ Mobile") has its own intellect, intelligence or nous - a cosmic equivalent to the human mind.

This diagram shows the medieval understanding of spheres of the cosmos, derived from Aristotle, and as per the standard explanation by Ptolemy.

Dissected paper celestial sphere by Edward Mogg (Wh.5620), Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Constellations Dissected paper celestial sphere by Edward Mogg Whipple Museum of the History of Science, 1813 somewhere in the un.

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