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Unformatted text preview: Scientific Instruments. Dorset: Blandford, 1980. Fig. 10 Armillary Sphere Slide 10-121: Armillary Sphere Turner, Gerard. Antique Scientific Instruments. Dorset: Blandford, 1980. p. 61 And of course, the armillary sphere, which we saw before in Plato's Timaeus , where he describes how the circular paths for the stars were formed by the creator. "He cut the whole fabric into two strips,which he placed crosswise at their middle points to form a shape like the letter X; he then bent the ends round in a circle and fastened them to each other . . . to make two circles, one inner and one outer."...
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- Fall '10
- Solar System, Astronomy in medieval Islam, Orrery, Armillary sphere