[Milton-L] Astrolabe

Nancy Charlton charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 22:16:36 EST 2015


Dear Carter,

Fingers and toes will probably get you there sooner that the astrolabe, at
least the one in the app. I can't figure it out at all. Better go reread
the Miller's Tale!

Nancy

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Stella Revard <srevard at siue.edu> wrote:

> Dear Nancy,
>
> There's a very fine old astrolabe in the Merton College Library, where
> perhaps Chaucer spent some time when he was doing the treatise on
> astrolabes for his littleson Lewis, and where Henrietta Maria occupied what
> is now called the Queen's Room during the siege of Oxford in the 1640s
> while Charles stayed in Christ Church, whose parish church of St.
> Frideswide (in Chaucer's day--see the Miller's Tale) was made by Henry VIII
> into Christ Church Cathedral.  Not sure whether those Cambridge defectors
> carried off an astrolabe--they probably just counted on fingers and toes.
>
> Best,
>
> Carter
>
>
>
> On 02/05/15, *Nancy Charlton * <charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Quite spontaneously yesterday I upgraded my iPhone and am having a great
> time customizing it. On the (I suppose) Apple App Store I came upon an app
> called "Astrolabe Clock."  It's a modern star finder that is based upon the
> astrolabe. It occurred to me that it could immensely useful in calculating
> ancient dates even if that's not its primary function. It's published by
> twonineeightsoftware.com.
>
> Nancy Charlton
>
>
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