celestial globe

  1. a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens
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  • In humiliating contrast, one of China's few tangible rewards involved the set of Qing-dynasty instruments for observing the heavens-among them a Jesuit-designed quadrant, celestial globe and armilla-mentioned above. The Economist: Correspondent's diary
  • In his instructions for constructing a celestial globe, Ptolemy recommended that all longitudes should be measured from Sirius, so that it would not become out of date as a result of precession.
  • The very system of uranography which maintains itself to the present day on our celestial globes and maps, and which is still acknowledged -- albeit under protest -- in the nomenclature of scientific astronomers, came in all probability from this source, reaching us from the Arabians, who took it from the Greeks who derived it from the Babylonians. The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.
  • n. obsession with numbers, especially compulsion to count things. arithmometer, armiferous adj. - carrying weapons or arms. adj. - like, pertaining to or composed of rings. armillary sphere, celestial globe composed only of rings marking equator, tropics, etc. Xml's Blinklist.com
  • He has moreover enriched his work by adding to it an ecclesiastic compute with all its indications; an orrery after the Copernican system, representing the mean tropical revolutions of each of the planets visible to the naked eye, the phases of the moon, the eclipses of the sun and moon, calculated for ever; the true time and the sideral time; a new celestial globe with the procession of the equinoxes, solar and lunary equations for the reduction of the mean geocentric ascension and declension of the sun and moon at true times and places. Historical Sketch of the Cathedral of Strasburg
  • The celestial globe is an astronomical instrument used to measure the stars and the nature of the universe.
  • The upper shelf contains a celestial globe, and several extremely specialized scientific instruments: quadrants, sundials, and a torquetum (a timepiece and navigational aid).
  • The first stars which I learnt from the celestial globe were alpha Lyrae, alpha Aquilae, alpha Cygni: and to this time I involuntarily regard these stars as the birth-stars of my astronomical knowledge. Autobiography
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