You can discover more about the collections of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science through the following online resources:
The Whipple's Museum's Explore website lets you discover more about astronomical instruments, microscopes, teaching models and acoustical apparatus in the Museums collection through a mixture of articles, images and interactives.
The Whipple Museum includes a number of special collections transferred from other colleges and departments in the University of Cambridge. Details of each collection can be found on the Special Collections page.
Ever wanted to run your own Museum? Gallery Challenge lets you choose your own objects from the Whipple's collection, design your own case and research and write your own Museum labels! You can also find out more about doing it in real life with our Museum careers information.
It is generally acknowledged that astronomy was transformed in the early modern period through the invention of new instruments and techniques of observation, the introduction of new world systems, and the integration of mathematical astronomy with natural philosophy. The aim of this research project is to examine the little-known role of visual representations in this well-known transformation.
This site was developed in 1999 as a teaching resource for students working on the history of astronomy. The site contains a wealth of useful information about instruments, themes and personalities important in the history of astronomy.