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Caeli errant

With apologies to the psalmist. Each day tells its tale unto the next: The sun in jaunty setting shouts its benediction to the sky Like a TV talk show host leaving the stage. One by one the sky announces stars … Continue reading

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Obsolete constellations

The “Apparatus Sculptoris” constellation in Bode’s Uranographia (via University of Oklahoma History of Science Collections) Allison Meier shares a look at Johann Elert Bode’s 1801 “Uranographia,” which shows constellations representing, among other things, a printing press and a sculptor’s stand … Continue reading

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