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
Discover more about astrolabes and how they were used. Visit the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory Greenwich to see the astrolabes in our collection.

We have more Moon-inspired homewaresclothingbooksprints and gifts. 'The Moon', our new major exhibition is at the National Maritime Museum from 19 July 2019 until 5 January 2020. 

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