The Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Collegium Maius ("Great College" in Latin), which now is part of Jagiellonian University, has been a hub of scientific research and discovery for hundreds of years, counting among its many famed students Nicholas Copernicus himself, whose instruments are still on display.
The college building's was created in the 15th century as part of Krakow Academy. The courtyard level is ringed with arches that led to the various teaching and lecture areas while the second floor was reserved for the professors' quarters. Subjects covered were heavily focused on science and the secrets of astronomy and the facility was kitted out with all the finest instruments of the day.
In the early 20th century the space was turned into a museum displaying the college's historic architecture and impressive collection of 16th century scientific equipment. Throughout the sumptuously outfitted rooms are a number of cases filled with astrolabes, telescopes, globes, clocks, weights, and more, much of which was used by Copernicus himself.
Touring the site is about as close as one might hope to get to doing homework with Copernicus himself.
Great and the history of this also! Being in the park worth spending to visutarla
Nice courtyard to relax in. Unfortunately didn't get chance to go round the museum.
Nice garden inside, and there is no so much number of tourists here.
Motto of the university: Plus ratio quam vis, "Let reason prevail over force"