Small Astrolabe Astrolabio With Stand

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When hung on its wood and brass stand, this small astrolabe is a distinguished desk accessory. 

  • - Modelled on an astrolabe astrolabio. One of the most used instruments in the history of astronomy. 
  • - Astrolabes can tell the time during day or night; find the time and length of sunrise and sunset; and identify celestial objects in the night sky to determine latitude.
  • - Detailed and decorative piece made from brass plate and sapelli wood.
  • - The astrolabe is gift boxed with instructions and its historic uses.
  • - Astrolabe dimensions: 13 cm x 4.5 cm
  • - Stand height: 18cm 
  • - Base of stand dimensions: 5cm x 2.5cm x 5cm 
  • - Intended for decorative purposes, do not use this astrolabe for serious navigation.
We have moon-inspired homewares, clothing, jewellery, books, prints and astronomy gifts. Created in response to 'The Moon', our new major exhibition. At the National Maritime Museum from 19 July 2019 until 5 January 2020.
 
Discover more about astrolabes and how they were used. Visit the National Maritime Museums and Royal Observatory Greenwich to see the astrolabes in our collection.
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