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The Way to the Stars: Build Your Own Astrolabe

These webpages were created by the Hoyle Project Associate to support 'Build Your Own Astrolabe' hands-on events held as part of Cambridge Science Festival on 13 March 2010 and 19 March 2011. Use the links below to find out about astrolabes and to make your own working replica.

Copyright in the images used in the exhibition belongs to the Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge, except where otherwise indicated.

Wh.0999, a 15th-century French Astrolabe.  Image © Whipple Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge.

Wh.0999, a 15th-century French Astrolabe. Image © Whipple Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge.

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