History of Astronomy

History of Astronomy: Museums, memorials, historical places and exhibits

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General items

Individual museums and memorials


Many of the past exhibits may still be visited in virtual form.

More information about places to visit may be found in the list of observatories and other places.

For general science museums see History of Science: Museums. Please let me know when you are aware that a museum listed there displays also history of astronomy items (astrolabes, astronomical clocks, sextants, sundials, telescopes, etc.). In this case it will be moved here.

For more information on instruments displayed in museums see History of Astronomy: Topics: Instruments.

See also Electronic newsletters for the history of astronomy including sections on museums and exhibits.

Other lists

Wolfgang R. Dick. Created: 16 Jan 1995. Latest update: 8 July 2004