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Prague astronomical clock
Prague astronomical clock
Astronomical clock in Lund Cathedral
Astronomical clock in Lund Cathedral

An astronomical clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display the relative positions of the sun, moon, zodiacal constellations, and sometimes major planets. Download high resolution version (500x700, 99 KB)Prague Town Hall astronomical clock-calendar overview. ... Download high resolution version (500x700, 99 KB)Prague Town Hall astronomical clock-calendar overview. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (445x640, 104 KB) The astronomical clock in Lund Cathedral. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (445x640, 104 KB) The astronomical clock in Lund Cathedral. ... Categories: Stub | Swedish churches | Cathedrals ... A wall clock A clock (from the Latin cloca, bell) is an instrument for measuring time. ... The Sun is the star at the centre of our Solar system. ... Crust composition Oxygen 43% Silicon 21% Aluminium 10% Calcium 9% Iron 9% Magnesium 5% Titanium 2% Nickel 0. ... This article is about the astrological concept. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... We are forever reading in our newspapers that our planets are made up of rock. ...


One of the most famous of this type of clock is the Old-Town Hall clock in Prague, Czech Republic. It is also known as the Prague Orloj. The central portion was completed in 1410. The four figures are set in motion at the hour, with Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time. On the hour there is a presentation of statues of the Apostles at the doorways above the clock, with all twelve presented at noon. In 1870 a calendar display was added below the clock. Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... The astronomical clock in the Old-Town Square of Prague The Prague Astronomical Clock or Prague Orloj (Czech: Pražský orloj, pron. ... Alternate meanings: See Apostle (Mormonism), The Apostle (1997 movie) The Twelve Apostles (in Greek απόστολος apostolos [1] = someone sent forth/sent out, an emissary) were probably Galilean Jewish men (10 names are Aramaic, 4 names are Greek) chosen from among the disciples, who were sent forth by Jesus of Nazareth to...

Astronomical clock face and animated figures
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Astronomical clock face and animated figures

During World War II the clock was nearly destroyed by Nazi fire. The townspeople are credited with heroic efforts in saving most of the parts. It was gradually renovated till 1948. In 1979 the clock was once more cleaned and renovated. According to local legend the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1239 KB) Description: Prague - Astronomical Clock Detail Source: self Date: March 2004 Author: Maros M r a z (Maros) Permission: GNU Free Documentation License Other versions of this file: no File links The following pages link to this file: Astronomical... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1239 KB) Description: Prague - Astronomical Clock Detail Source: self Date: March 2004 Author: Maros M r a z (Maros) Permission: GNU Free Documentation License Other versions of this file: no File links The following pages link to this file: Astronomical... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the... Look up Nazi in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Olomouc, the former capital of Moravia in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, also has an impressive exterior astronomical clock on the main town square. town hall with astronomical clock Olomouc (German Olmütz) is a city in Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic. ... Moravia in relation to the current kraje of the Czech Republic Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava, German: Mähren, Polish: Morawy, Hungarian: Morvaország) is an historical region in the east of the Czech Republic. ...


The Science Museum (London) has a scale model of the 'Cosmic Engine', which Su Sung constructed in 1092. This great astronomical clock was about ten meters high (about 30 feet) and was indirectly powered by falling water and Mercury. Science Museum The Science Museum on Exhibition Road, Kensington, London, is part of the National Museum of Science and Industry. ... Events May 9 - Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated. ...


The astronomical clock in Lund Cathedral in Sweden, Horologium mirabile Lundense was made at the end of the 14th century. After it had been in storage since 1837, it was restored and put back in place in 1923. When it plays, one can hear In dulci jubilo from the smallest organ in the church, while six wooden figures, representing the three magi and their servants, pass by Mary and Jesus. Categories: Stub | Swedish churches | Cathedrals ... Magi (Μάγοι) were Zoroastrian astrologer-priests from ancient Persia. ...


The Copenhagen city hall has what is billed as a complete astronomical clock, set in an interior cabinet. The clock was designed over a period of 50 years by amateur astronomer and professional clockmaker Jens Olsen. It was assembled from 1948 to 1955. From 1995 to 1997 the clock underwent complete restoration. Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital and largest city of Denmark, and the name of the municipality (Danish, kommune) in which it resides. ...


The Palace of Versailles near Paris has a sumptuous rococo table top astronomical clock which took 12 years for a clockmaker and an engineer to build. It was presented to Louis XV in 1754. Versailles: Louis Le Vau opened up the interior court to create the expansive entrance cour dhonneur, later copied all over Europe The Château de Versailles — often called the Court of Versailles, or simply Versailles — is a royal château, outside the gates of which the village of Versailles... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Louis XV (February 15, 1710 – May 10, 1774), called the Well-Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), was King of France from 1715 to 1774. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The Gros Horloge in Rouen is a famous astronomical clock (14th century), located in the Gros Horloge street. Location within France Rouen (pronounced in French, sometimes also ) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northern France, and presently the capital of the Upper Normandy région. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right}. It is housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to...


The Zytglogge in Bern is a famous astronomical clock from the 15. century situated in the Capital of Switzerland. The position in late summer, 7:30 a. ... Location within Switzerland The city of Bern, English traditionally Berne (Bernese German Bärn , German Bern , French Berne , Italian Berna , Romansh Berna ), is the Bundesstadt (administrative capital) of Switzerland, and is the fourth most populous Swiss city (after Zürich, Geneva and Basel). ...


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Astronomical clock Summary (2422 words)
This clock is housed in the case of the 2nd clock.
The Zytglogge in Bern is a famous astronomical clock from the 15.
The ecliptic plane is projected onto the face of the clock, and, because of the earth's tilted angle of rotation relative to its orbital plane, it is displaced from the center and appears to be distorted.
orloj astronomical clock - prague - orologgio astronomico - praga (2570 words)
The Orloj, also known as The Prague Astronomical Clock is one of the oldest European clocks of its kind (the first ever originated in Padua in 1344 and a second in Strasbourg in 1354) and continues to hold its exceptional position.
The important exceptions are the sculptures flanking the astronomical dial and mask and figures on its architrave which were created at the beginning of the 15th century by members of the masonic lodge of stonemasons and sculptors led by Peter Parler.
Magister Iohannes is renowned as the astronomer in collaboration with whom the clockmaker Nicolaus of Kadan constructed the famous Astronomical Clock of Prague in 1410 (this dating was done by Z. Horsky, cf.
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