Astronomy

Articles on astronomy and related instruments

Astronomers have always needed instruments, and so there is a vast "material culture" associated with the study of the heavens. Our collection includes telescopes, charts, planetaria, orreries, celestial globes, and many other objects. We also have a small collection of images of astronomers, including a 16th-century miniature portrait of Nicholas Kratzer, astronomer to King Henry VIII.

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