William Schickard: Make your own Astroscopium


William Schickard, a friend of Kepler’s, designed this “astroscopium,” a model intermediate between a planisphere and a celestial globe, to calculate the positions of the stars for any day and hour of the year. Use this learning leaflet to construct your own astroscopium.

Plate #1 - DOWNLOAD Hemisphere #1

Plate #2 - DOWNLOAD Hemisphere #2

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