Astrolabe – Magnificent Computer of the Ancients ~ Kuriositas This invention changed everything for the first time, we could know the time, the day and when the sun would rise and set. Lost to the west after the fall of Rome.
Links between astrolabe & astrology. On 1 side is an astrolabe 4 a single latitude & on th other an astrological volvelle, th positions f planets & other celestial bodies, especially in relation traditional astrological houses
This early Persian astrolabe with a geared calendar movement is the oldest geared machine in existence in a complete state. It illustrates an important stage in the development of the various complex astronomical machines from which the mechanical clock d
Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al Ibari century) Astrolabe with geared calendar, Oxford, Museum of the History of Science. Of Persian origin, and one of the oldest complete devices of it's like in the museums collection.
The Earliest Surviving Dated Astrolabe – An astronomical instrument used for observing planetary movements, was indispensable for navigation. A type of analog calculator, brass astrolabes were developed by mathematicians in the medieval Islamic world.