equitorial armillary sphere (replica)


Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was a Danish nobleman who, having been given access to the island of Hven, established an amazing research facility, designed and produced several large and precise (but pre-telescopic) instruments, and proceeded to observe stars, planets and other astronomical objects. This replica of his large armillary sphere was made in the early 1960s, for display in the new National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History).

Ref: Hans Raeder, Elis Stromgren and Bengt Stromgren, Tycho Brahe’s Description of His Instruments and Scientific Work as Given in Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica (Wandesburgi, 1598) (Copenhagen, 1946), p. 60.

Maker: L. C. Eichner Instruments

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.321830Catalog Number: 321830Accession Number: 244363

Object Name: Equitorial Armillary Sphere (Replica)

Measurements: overall: 88 in x 76 in x 83 in; 223.52 cm x 193.04 cm x 210.82 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ef12-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1187570

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