The Way to the Stars: Build Your Own Astrolabe
Build Your Astrolabe
You will need:
What to do:
*This astrolabe is calibrated for latitude 52° North. It will work across northern Europe and much of the United States of America. If you would like an astrolabe kit calibrated to a different latitude please download the file appropriate to your latitude from this page.
This astrolabe kit was designed and produced by Dominic Ford and Katie Birkwood, based on S. Eisner, 'Building Chaucer's astrolabe', Journal of the British Astronomical Association 86 (1975-1976), pp. 18-29, 125-132 and 219-227. The diagrams were produced using PyXPlot.