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Read more at: Armillary Spheres and Teaching Astronomy

Armillary spheres are models of the universe. They have been used since antiquity, but very few survive from before the 16th century. The Whipple Museum has one very early example, though dating it accurately is extremely difficult. Some armillary spheres were used for observing the heavens and some, like this one, were...

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