Translation for 'astrolabe' from English to Dutch
NOUN   an astrolabe | astrolabes
astrolabium {het}
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Translation for 'astrolabe' from English to Dutch

astrolabium {het}astron.gesch.
Usage Examples English
  • The pouch is stolen by Vance and its contents are revealed to be an astrolabe, an ancient navigational instrument.
  • The roots of the equatorium lie in the astrolabe. The history of the astrolabe dates back to roughly 220 BC in the works of Hipparchus.
  • On November 26, 1981, Wayne Mushrow discovered a very rare and working Portuguese mariner's astrolabe on a shipwreck near Isle aux Morts.
  • "the ankle Under the name "Alkab", this star is a marker on the astrolabe described by Geoffrey Chaucer in his "Treatise on the Astrolabe" in 1391.
  • The "Nova Compositio Astrolabii Particularis" (found in only 4 manuscripts) describes the construction and use a universal astrolabe which could be used at a variety of latitudes without changing the plates.

  • Among his notable contributions to astronomy was the design of the impersonal (prismatic) astrolabe based on an earlier prismatic astrolabe developed by François Auguste Claude which is now known as the Danjon astrolabe, which led to an improvement in the accuracy of fundamental optical astrometry.
  • "A Treatise on the Astrolabe" is a medieval instruction manual on the astrolabe by Geoffrey Chaucer.
  • The astrolabe of Barcelona is considered the most ancient astrolabe with Carolingian characters that has survived in the Christian Occident.
  • In the season 4 premiere, "A New Hope", Pete can retrieve the missing part of Magellan's Astrolabe at the expense of his own life.
  • Paul Kunitzsch argued that a Latin treatise on the astrolabe long attributed to Mashallah, and used by Chaucer to write "A Treatise on the Astrolabe", is in fact written by Ibn as-Saffar.

  • "Treatise on the Astrolabe" is Chaucer's scientific paper of clearer definitions on how to use the astrolabe, an astronomical instrument.
  • The Canterbury Astrolabe Quadrant is a medieval astrolabe believed to date from 1388, and which was found in an archaeological dig at the House of Agnes, a bed and breakfast hotel in Canterbury, Kent, England in 2005.
  • According to ibn al-Nadim, she was the daughter of another astrolabe maker known as al-ʻIjliyy; she and her father were apprentices ("tilmīthah") of an astrolabe maker from Baghdad, Nasṭūlus.
  • The mariner's astrolabe also measured the altitude of celestial bodies; it was developed from the so-called planispheric astrolabe, an analogue computer to solve a set of astronomical problems.
  • The term "quadrant", meaning one fourth, refers to the fact that early versions of the instrument were derived from astrolabes.

  • The second volume of King's "In Synchrony with the Heavens" (2005) deals with the instruments that they also used: sundials, astrolabes and quadrants.
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