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  • noun Plural form of astrolabe.

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Examples

  • Mo's eyes were now nicely fogged, he could see astrolabes in his head, and ancient maps and charts sprawled on the decks of creaking wooden ships.

    X, Chapter 3: Morowitz

  • I saw a wonderful science tool museum with clockworks from the 17th century, astrolabes, telephones from the turn of the last century, and suchlike, started as a collection by a local baron/scientist.

    Kassel, Goslar, Hannover, more Göttingen

  • I learned about gromas and chorobates, plane tables and astrolabes, theodolites and transits … and then tellurometers, total stations, inertial survey systems and, of course the Global Positioning Satellite system.

    My speech to the Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association AGM

  • TED talk on using a 13th-c. astrolabe: I have a distinct fondness for astrolabes.

    Linky catch-up – Heuristic

  • I saw a wonderful science tool museum with clockworks from the 17th century, astrolabes, telephones from the turn of the last century, and suchlike, started as a collection by a local baron/scientist.

    Kassel, Goslar, Hannover, more Göttingen

  • I learned about gromas and chorobates, plane tables and astrolabes, theodolites and transits … and then tellurometers, total stations, inertial survey systems and, of course the Global Positioning Satellite system.

    My speech to the Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association AGM

  • This keenness for geometry grows out of a fascination with mathematics—initiated by Muslim Abbasid rulers 750-1258 and exemplified by a case with astrolabes as well as astronomical and astrological illustrations—and a rejection of figural imagery in religious settings.

    The Many Paths Toward an Islamic Aesthetic

  • Some were able to function as astrolabes, to give approximate positions of ships at sea.

    Boing Boing

  • Concentric wheels with moveable rings, like those devised by Raymond Lull in the late 13th century, were commonly employed in medieval instruction; 154 for memory craft, they were often rendered in the guise of compatible mechanisms, such as astrolabes. 155 In addition to a series of alphamnemonic wheels, Publicius's treatise offers several examples of these recombinatorial diagrams, including a Porphyrian tree and a chessboard with its pieces. 156

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • “We call them astrolabes, but, aye, I see what you mean.”

    Aching for Always

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