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Popular astronomy now online

Have you ever wondered how 18th and 19th century scientists explained the universe? The NMM has recently published on Collections Online a new section called Popular Astronomy, which reveals through our collections how genteel ladies, gentlemen and even the general public were learning about the heavens. It was hoped that…

‘New Visions’ of our collection: July

Celestial table globe (GLB0095) On the Upper Deck there is one object that never ceases to catch my eye. Look for item no. 50 – a celestial globe (GLB0095) displayed a little higher than the other objects in one of the long showcases. Made of copper, the surface of the…