Celestial Globe from 1840

Soon to be on display with the Northern Skies Observatory Exhibit I’m designing, there will be two globes included into the exhibit.

This globe featured today was made by Gilman Joslin, in 1840, who specialized in terrestrial globes. This beautiful astronomical globe shows us elliptical lines, identifiable stars, and of course the wonderful constellations.


2 thoughts on “Celestial Globe from 1840

  1. Wow. That reminds me of a globe that used to be on my jr. high school science teacher’s desk. They’re so incredibly well made. Thanks for sharing, and sending me back to the globe I’m picturing in my mind now.


    1. One thing I always forget to ask the Fairbanks Museum Collections Manager when taking these pictures is how these artifacts came into the possession of the Museum. Unless that globe is still on display at your jr. high school, who’s to say this isn’t the the same one? ­čÖé


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