A Scientific and Celestial Odyssey Across the Centuries

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Throughout the millennia, humankind has sought to understand both terrestrial and cosmic orders. In this quest a spectacular array of scientific tools have been created, from cipher machines to spaceships . Sotheby’s upcoming Space Exploration (29 November, New York) and History of Science & Technology ( 30 November, New York) auctions showcase a fantastic selection of these objects including an important 16th-century armillary sphere, a Soviet lunar lander model and much more. Click ahead to see some of our favorites.

A Scientific and Celestial Odyssey Across the Centuries

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