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Following Government guidance, all University of Cambridge Museums are closed until further notice, to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community.

Detail of glass fungus model

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In-depth articles about some of our key collections.

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Learning

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Following Government guidance, all University of Cambridge Museums are closed until further notice, to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community

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Detail from the face of the projecting planetarium showing part of the mechanism and some of the planets

In April 2005 the Whipple Museum acquired a planetarium for use with a candle or lamp, which projects an image of the planets onto a wall. We don't know who made it and no contemporary catalogue or text describing it has been found. By examining the planetarium closely, we can suggest what astronomical phenomena it was...

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