De Sphera Visualisation

The De Sphera Visualisation Project allows you to become a medieval astronaut, and view the cosmos the way that Robert Grosseteste imagined it in the early 13th century.

Jack Smith, an Ordered Universe Project member and engineering student at the University of Oxford combined Grosseteste’s De Sphera text with modern programming to make an interactive model of the medieval universe as Grosseteste understood it, and this is the result.

At the moment, you can view the De Sphera visualisation here (takes you to an external site), but we’re working to bring the visualisation to the Ordered Universe website very soon!