How to Build an Astrolabe

Pera Kids
Ages 7-12

  • April 14, 2022 / 14:00

Which is the brightest star of the ursa minor? How do you measure the distance between celestial objects and the horizon? After a guided tour of the exhibition, we learn about some devices that were used to determine time and direction before mechanical clocks became common, such as the quadrant and astrolabe used in astronomy, as well as a device called qibla-numa. Then, using simple materials we design our own astrolabe, a device used to measure the latitude of a location when held towards the North Star. Through this workshop, we improve our ability to make objective observations using our senses and measuring tools, as well as our knowledge of astronomy.

Related Exhibition: The Art of Weights and Measures

A4 Paper / Drawing Paper
Metal Nuts / Playdough (For Weights)

Ages: 7-12
Duration: 45 minutes

Admissions free, reservation required.
The event will be held via the Zoom Meeting app.
We ask that participants bring their own materials to be used in the workshops.
After the event, participants will receive a certificate of participation via e-mail.

Capacity: 60 people
For detailed information: ogrenme@peramuzesi

Our quota is full, thank you for your interest.

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