The device, which is thought to predict planets’ movement, was found in the sea in 1901, salvaged from a wrecked merchant ship.
Two celestial bodies in the Andromeda constellation have been named “Night Watch” and “Starry Night.”
After raising nearly $76,000 to launch his artwork into space, Paglen is now facing concerted criticism from the science community that his sculpture could ruin their research for the two months it orbits Earth. The artist begs to differ.
A rare first edition of the Poeticon Astronomicon, printed in Germany in 1492, is headed to auction at Swann.
While Prague’s famed clock is gone for repairs, we take a look at its history.
In 1918, painter Howard Russell Butler precisely captured what the camera could not: the fiery colors of a solar eclipse.
Discovered in 1999 in Germany, the 3,600-year-old Nebra Sky Disk is recognized as the oldest known depiction of cosmic phenomena.
For centuries, scholars have mined the verse of Greek lyric poet Sappho, Plato’s “tenth Muse,” for clues about her life.
The Carnegie Institution for Science announced this week that one researcher’s dive into a collection of glass photographic plates turned up an unexpected image from 1917 that indicates the presence of an exoplanetary system.
Over 150 glass plate photographs of the moon, stars, and solar eclipses were recently rediscovered in the basement of the the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) in Copenhagen.
The same year that Albrecht Dürer created his famous rhinoceros woodcut, the German artist also collaborated on the first star charts printed in Europe.
Astronomers have long considered the harmony of the universe as a sort of music, from Pythagoras and the Musica Universalis, to Kepler and the “music of the spheres.”