Investigate and analyze the history of celestial globe-making to understand how models were used to observe, predict, and explain patterns in the sky, in this video from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. Before modern telescopes and space travel, people used globes to explore patterns in the sky. Celestial globe makers used special techniques to represent objects in the sky as they appear from Earth. The 19th-century American celestial globe featured here reflects the unique cultural and scientific understanding of the universe at that time. This resource is part of the Antiques Roadshow Collection.
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