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  • Astronomical Astrolabe - Build your own "astronomical calculator" customized to your latitude. This modern version of an ancient device will allow you to see what is observable on any date, allow you to calculate the rise and set time of objects, determine the time of night from observations and many more things. Full downloadable templates and instructions.

Last Updated on April 18, 2000

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Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii