Until 9 September. The Museum of the History of Science examines the developments in astronomical observation during Renaissance times which led to the revelation by Copernicus that the earth is in motion.
The museum presents a selection of 16th-century instruments, books and globes to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator, whose world maps we still use today.
Exhibition highlights include one of Mercator's beautiful celestial globes, and illustrated books from the library of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Tue-Fri 12.00-17.00 Sat 10.00-17.00 Sun 14.00-17.00
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The Renaissance in Astronomy
Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, tel. +44(0)1865277280.