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an early form of sextant

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The Bayonnaise cast her anchor before Vanikoro some months after the departure of the Astrolabe, but found no new document; but stated that the savages had respected the monument to La Perouse.
The Astrolabe went to its help, and ran aground too.
This unique and extensive collection, including gold bars, mariner's astrolabes and the ceramic amphora known as "olive jars", can be seen in the Michael's Museum in Key West from January of next year.
Kanas also shows early Moon maps, astrolabes, and volvelles, the precursors of planispheres.
Ten essays are devoted to specific astrolabes now in museums and originally made in medieval Spain, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Syria, India, and the Ottoman world.
Gerbert's astrolabes and spheres have given way to space telescopes, and his abacus has given way to microcomputers.
Western Astrolabes, Roderick and Marjorie Webster (Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S.
By the end of the Middle Ages astrolabes were the universal trademark of astronomers and astrologers.
However, astrolabes were based on entirely different geometric principles and showed only the brightest stars.
More than 40 globes and spheres, rare archaeological remains, magnificent scripts, astrolabes and splendid world maps will immerse visitors in the 2,500 years' history of representing the world.
More than 40 globes and spheres, rare archaeological remains, magnificent scripts, astrolabes and splendid world maps are expected to take visitors back to 2500 years of history of the world.
There will also be rare archaeological remains, scripts, astrolabes and world maps on display.
KARACHI -- 'The best astrolabes in the 17th century were made in the city of Lahore which most people in this country are unaware of,' said Dr Jan P.
LAHORE -- Who would have imagined that world's finest astrolabes are made in Lahore.
The list features detailed descriptions of bronze daggers, figurines, incense burners, astrolabes, illuminated Arabic manuscripts and other items from Yemen over the past three millennia that are at risk of trafficking.