Category: astronomy

The Discovery of Uranus

from The History Guy : History Deserves to be Remembered

Celestial globe with clockwork made from silver, brass, and steel, made by Gerhard Emmoser for Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, Austrian, Vienna, 1579.

(Via the Met)


“Physica Sacra,” a book of scientific evidence and theories in support of the Old Testament by Johann Jakob Scheuchzer with copper-plate engravings by several artists, 1731.


Psychedelic moon maps from the 1970s. (Via Atlas Obscura)

Curiosities of America’s First Planetarium

(via MessyNessyChic)

?   Happy Eclipse Day America!  ?

Viewers of a solar eclipse in Paris, France, April 17, 1912.

(Via the Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Photographs of a solar eclipse taken at Yerkes Observaory in Matheson, Colorado, June 8, 1918.

The eclipse is coming!!

Images from “Eclipses luminarium” by Cyprian Leowitz, 1554. 

(via BSB)