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Star Holder

The 2004 Graduate Course Student Exhibition.

Hilary Term 2004

Star Holder exhibition [1]The 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 [1]

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