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Azimuthal semicircle (dhāt al-samt wa'l-irtifā') of Taqī al-Dīn. Source: Al-Ālāt al-rasadiya li-zīj al-shāhinshāhiyya, Library of the Topkapi Palace Museum, Hazine fol.

Astrolabe, 1291, Yemen, Pierced and engraved brass

Astrolabe of cUmar ibn Yusuf al-Muzaffari, Rasulid period dated A. Invented in ancient Greece, the astrolabe is a sophisticated tool for observing the position of the stars.

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al-Jazari's "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices": The Castle Water Clock Egyptian, Mamluk period, 1354 probably Cairo, Egypt DIMENSIONS 39.37 x 27.62 cm (15 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper CLASSIFICATION Books and manuscripts TYPE Painted page from a manuscript ACCESSION NUMBER 14.533 NOT ON VIEW

Illustrations taken from al-Jazari’s ‘Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices’: The Castle Water Clock (Egyptian, Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Image and text courtesy.

al-Jazari's "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices": a Peacock Basin

Orologio meccanico ad acqua - Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari - 1354 - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Westerbork, observatory

Westerbork, observatory

Vintage infographic map Plan of Moscow (1789) | Ivan Marchenkov

Vintage Infodesign [77

Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College, where Frank Wolf had his office (photo, 1891)

Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College, where Frank Wolf had his office (photo,

The Gemini Observatory at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

The Gemini Observatory at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Old Real Photo Postcard - 100" Reflecting Telescope - MT. Wilson California

Old Real Photo Postcard - 100" Reflecting Telescope - MT. Wilson California

Telescope Mt Wilson Postcard California 1953 Angeleno Real Photo CA PC

Debrecen Observatory - HELIOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY-Hungary

Debrecen Observatory - HELIOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY-Hungary

Map of the Central Park Showing Progress of the Work up to January 1st 1863, Central Park, Manhattan

Map of the Central Park Showing Progress of the Work up to January Central Park, Manhattan

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