astrolabe : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n an early form of sextant
- The astrolabe was an Arab invention, but the devices are inscribed in many different languages Arabic, Latin, Greek, Hebrew depending on the craftsman or intended owner.
- Thus the astrolabe would eventually be reintroduced to the area via Islamic culture, which thrived during the early Middle Ages.
- King George last week was able to inspect the coat in which Nelson died; the first chronometer; Sir Francis Drake's astrolabe; two logbooks belonging to Captain James Cook.
News & Articles
Explorers' Day at the Museum: Explore the Florida Historic Capitol Museum with Ponce de Leon from the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park or learn how to use an astrolabe, quadrant or cross-staff with a 16th century navigator.
Oct. 11, 2013 - Tallahassee Democrat