When astrolabes were first invented, their primary use was to survey the altitude of the sun, moon, and stars above the horizon, but as astronomy and mathematics evolved, they provided even more information. An astrolabe is a very delicate and sensitive instrument, so when it is used at sea.


  • Title: Astrolabe by Goes Astrolabe by Goes
  • Creator: Sebastiao De Goes
  • Location: Korea Museum Maritime Museum
  • Physical Dimensions: D18.0(cm)
  • Medium: Metal

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