Copernicus and Hevelius in the Museum of Technology

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

My trip to Poland and Praghe finished yesterday and I remember that in my first post about the Museum of Technology of Warsaw I didn’t talk about the astronomical room in the second floor of the museum. It has some telescopes, reproductions of satellites and a lot of information about the space and we can also find the corner dedicated to Copernicus and his De Revolutionibus Oribium Coelestium and Hevelius.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

There are three reproductions of Copernicus’s astronomical instruments which we can imagine in the hands of this Polish astronomer. First of all, the armillary sphere…

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

…the paralactic triangle (triquetum) for measuring the angular heigh of the Moon…

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

… and the solar quadrant used by Copernicus in 1510-1520 in order to watch the Sun:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Johannes Hevelius’ instruments are represented by some old images…

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

…and there is a representation of his observatory in Gdansk:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Location: Museum of Techonolgy in Warsaw (map)

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