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a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops


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Drawing of a man using a perspectograph to draw an armillary sphere.
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Next to the scroll, to the left of centre, is an armillary sphere, the personal emblem of King Manuel.
For the student teacher, bulletin board and project planner, and home schooler, a topic finder itemizes vending machines and suspension bridges under "mechanical," eohippus and maize under "agriculture," and the armillary, compass, and solar calendar under "astronomy.
I love the Romano Armillary Ball, pictured on the stylish Baker tapered shelving unit.
From water flow to sun dials to astronomer priests to armillary spheres and more, humans have wanted to track time from the earliest days.
Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment, where folks can buy telescopes, binoculars, armillary spheres, compasses, magnifying glasses and hourglasses.
He also constructed armillary spheres made of large circles divided to parallels (equator, tropic and polar circle) and ecliptic within which he hung planets with an ingenious mechanism.
Han Hsien-Fu died; a Chinese astronomer who built an armillary sphere.
Nearby, an altazimuth--used to determine celestial angles--sits next to an armillary sphere and a detailed celestial globe.
In the case of the armillary sphere, used for measuring the longitude of any star, he notes that we must first have the coordinate of a reference star.
Armillary spheres were originally used to make astronomical measurements, but gained huge popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries as a means of teaching astronomy.
The fifth scene depicts the night skies with the celestial navigation devices pioneered by Muslims, namely the Armillary globe and the Astrolabe.
In the Hampden Portrait Elizabeth wears two large framed jewels, with the jewel at the bottom being capped by an armillary sphere.
A painting from the National Gallery's own collection depicts Christian's young daughter Dorothea, who holds an inverted armillary sphere, her world turned upside down.