Recycling the Astrolabe | University of Oxford

Recycling the Astrolabe

Speaker
Dr Stephen Johnston
Event date
Event time
19:00
Venue
Museum of the History of Science
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ
Venue details

Basement Gallery

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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)