The Vatican Finally Shares Its Secret Stash of Astronomy Artifacts

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The Vatican is holding an exhibit showing a collection of astronomy and space themed treasures, including this 18th century orrery.. I 'm just stunned that these beauties have been collecting dust somewhere, unseen and unappreciated for who-knows-how-long.

The Astrum 2009, Astronomy and Instruments' exhibition is running from October 16 to January 16, 2010 and just seeing some of the pictures in io9's makes me want to book a trip to Vatican City and stroll through space history. [io9]

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omg--a-seamonster----old
OMG! A SeaMonster!!!

That's earth in the middle, right? #vaticansecretstorehouse