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The 2004 Graduate Course Student Exhibition.

Hilary Term 2004

Star Holder exhibitionThe astrolabe’s instructional value and its popularity were notably increased by the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press in the mid-15th century. As a result of this invention, the instrument could be easily reproduced and diffused more widely in instructional publications. This made the astrolabe accessible to a much broader public. Students, tradesmen and professionals could join royalty in experimenting with its use and construction.

Star Holder: The Lives of the Astrolabe

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