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    Courtyard of the Convent of Port Royal de Paris.


    Sixteenth century telescope on the terrace of Johannes Kepler's house, near the Charles Bridge over the Moldau River, Prague. Background: the Hradschin.


    Johannes Kepler's study in Regensburg.


    University of Padua. Rostrum in the Aula Magna which Galilei's students built for him (he was small) so that they could see him better while he was teaching.


    Mayflower II. Exact replica of the Mayflower I, built to commemorate the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers, anchored at Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Mayflower I landed in 1620.


    Olstyn (Allenstein) Castle,Poland.


    Manuscript of Franz Schubert's Mass in F, the so-called Liechtenthaler Mass (1814), and the organ of the Liechtenthal Church which Schubert used to play.

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    Apartment in Warsaw where Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) lived with his parents around 1830. Reflection in a mirror.


    Joseph Haydn played this organ while court musician with the Princes Eszterhazy.


    Police protocol dealing with the safety of Mimi Erdoedy, Daughter of Ludwig van Beethoven's friend, Countess Erdoedy. Signature of police chief Count Sedlnitzky. 1822


    Autographs of all works by Beethoven, some of them in his own handwriting, from the possession of Rudolf von Habsburg, Cardinal and Archbishop of Olmuetz. Metronome by Maelzel (1811).


    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was US-Ambassador to France from 1776 to 1785. A letter to Mme. Helvetius, widow of the philosopher Claude-Adrien Helvetius, who had been Master of the Lodge "Aux Neuf Soeurs", concerning the reception of Voltaire into the lodge.


    Astronomical instrument (ca. 1500) used at the Collegium Maius (old university) at Cracow when Nicolas Copernicus studied there.

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    Astronomical instrument (ca. 1500) used at the Collegium Maius (old university) at Cracow when Nicolas Copernicus studied there.


    The oldest medical manuscript in existence. Next to it a typical student cap and gown. Background: the old courtyard of the Padua University where Nicolas Copernicus studied medicine in 1501, at the age of 28.


    The chamber of Justice with the chair of Bishop Watzelrode, uncle of Nicolas Copernicus, his casula and the flag of Ermland. Heilsberg, Poland


    First laser built in the U.S.A. Experiments with this instrument proved Albert Einstein's theory of direct and uniform motion.


    One of Johann Kravogl's (1823-1899) "Power Wheels". Kravogl invented a direct current electric motor.


    Marcus Motor, model 1888, with brush caburator invented by Siegfried Marcus (1831-1898).


    Scale model of the ship "Civetta", the first ship driven by a screw-propeller. Technical drawings by Josef Ressel (1793-1857) inventor of the ship propeller.


    Amplifier tube for telephone and radio invented by Robert von Lieben (1878-1899).


    Joseph Petzval (1807-1891) calculated the first photographic portrait lens in 1840. The "Petzval-lens" opened at f 1:3,4 and was built by Friedrich Voigtlaender.


    Various instruments (17th), made for Blaise Pascal's experiments.

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    Main square of Weil der Stadt with the house where Johannes Kepler was born (house of his grandfather, then mayor of the town, in background) and statue of Emperor Karl V.


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