Monday, March 2, 2015

Shape and Sphere

Taiwan TW-257890 received 02-28-2011

Sent by: yulingjuly
From: Taiwan
ID number: TW-257890
Notes: I mentioned the other day that I had ta second card shaped like the country of Taiwan, and here it is.  Kaohsiung is a city of almost 2.8 million people, located in southwestern Taiwan.  The city has many museums, including the National Science and Technology Museum.  I like cards from museums, and as I volunteer at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, this card is of particular interest to me due to its similar theme.  The object shown here is an armillary sphere, also known as an spherical astrolabe, which is used to show the relative positions of the celestial equator, meridians, poles, etc.

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