Recycling the Astrolabe | University of Oxford

Recycling the Astrolabe

Dr Stephen Johnston
19:00
Museum of the History of Science
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ

Basement Gallery

Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Recommended

To mark the acquisition of a new and important astrolabe to the Museum, Dr Stephen Johnston (Assistant Keeper, Museum of the History of Science) presents the first research results on its story. This astrolabe is an example of a medieval device that has been adapted and reworked in the 16th century: it tells a story of the Renaissance recycling rather than rejecting the Middle Ages.
Doors open at 18:30.
Part of the programme of events for the Museum's new entrance gallery exhibition: New Acquisitions (Opening 19 January 2016)