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Paper Astrolabe – Primary Sources

I love astrolabes. I have already made two (though I lost the first one) and own a beautiful brass one that was a gift of some wonderful friends. They are fascinating, beautiful instruments.  Continue reading

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Thélème at Penn – Medieval Manuscript Presentations

This promises to be an enlightening event. Several presenters, including yours truly, will be talking about medieval manuscripts, or things we have learned from those books. Some of them will be on display as well, since this event will take … Continue reading

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Women Conquistadors – Isabel de Guevara

I started down this research rabbit hole while looking for descriptions of proper ladies in 16th century Spain. While I didn’t find much along those lines (which I think proves the adage that well-behaved women rarely make history) I did … Continue reading

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Fortune Teller’s Volvelle

Remember these things? I used to make these all the time. They are silly fun. They covert words into numbers and numbers into a choice, and then you open it to reveal a pre-written fortune to the person who chose … Continue reading

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SCA Plans and Useful Pictures – Year for Astronomy

So mostly this is an update, and a looking forward to 2016 post. Here are a few images of the mariner’s astrolabe in process. This is going to be my ‘practice and test’ astrolabe. I will see how happy I … Continue reading

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Appointment as Court Astronomer

So, I have been officially named the court astronomer for the Baron and Baroness of Bhakail. I was given a small wooden box which they expect me to present full of tribute at next year’s Yule feast. I shall not … Continue reading

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