Boxwood model to illustrate the aberration of light, discovered by James Bradley, the third Astronomer Royal, in 1728.

Made:
c. 1729 in Oxford
designer:
James Bradley

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Boxwood model to illustrate the aberration of light discovered by James Bradley, the third Astronomer Royal, in 1728. Used by Bradley when giving his lecture on the subject at the Ashmolean Museum as Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford, c.1729.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1876-1029
Materials:
boxwood, complete, cotton and metal
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 50 x 200 x 100 mm
type:
stellar aberation
credit:
Clarendon Laboratory