Astronomy in Culture

What You Will Discover

Included With General Admission

Go back in time and learn about some of the people and societies who have challenged themselves to understand our place in the Universe. This exhibition features spectacular astrolabes, armillary spheres, and sundials to illustrate the medieval European and Middle Eastern conception of the Universe. Visit our medieval classroom to find out how much different school was back then. Learn how to use early astronomy tools including astrolabes and sundials.

Deeper Exploration

At Home Experiment: Spark Your Curiosity: Noon Guns and Canon Sundials

If You Like This, Check Out

  • Cosmic Wonder

  • The Universe: A Walk Through Space And Time

  • Telescopes: Through The Looking Glass