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celestial/night sky

A lovely astrolabe.

The astronomical clock in the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon is an astonishingly beautiful bit of workmanship. Even more astonishing is that it dates from the 14th century.

Galileo’s Sunspot Drawings. (speciesbarocus)

The planetary model, conceived by Tycho around 1583, 40 years after Copernicus's book, was an unconvincing attempt to reintroduce geocentrism in the Copernican planetary system.

Artist Rendition of Greek Cosmology

Moon, Jupiter, Venus on Palermo

Fixed position photograph of the sun, taken at the same time of day over a year....omgarsh...looks like the infinity symbol...very cool

Antique map of the Solar System

"Cosmographia" The Ptolemaic geocentric model (pre-Copernicus) of the Universe according to the Portuguese cosmographer and cartographer Bartolomeu Velho, 1568

Dreaming of the Universe by Little Bright Studio {via unruly things}

Star map. Ink rubbing of a stele at the Confucian Temple, Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Southern Song dynasty, Chunyou reign, dated 1247.

River Church - Crescent Moon by John Robinette

Augustinian Friar’s Astrological Clock - one of the hands takes 20,000 years to revolve. At the Clock Museum in Vienna.

Astronomical Clock - Old Town Square - Prague

“This work helps chart, with numerous volvelles, the movements of the heavenly bodies by the methods of Regiomontanus. Published soon after the papal bull of 1586 forbidding astrology, Gallucci nonetheless asserts the importance of the rational, scientific investigation of the heavens.” Giovanni Paolo Gallucci, Speculum Uranicum, Venice: Damianus Zenarus, 1593

RB Transit of Venus

majestic clouds

Brass celestial globe (Iran, 1285-6 — the sixth oldest surviving celestial globe).