Antikythera mechanism- a 2000 year old geared astrolab

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  1. timepast

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    Learning the details of the

    Antikythera mechanism

    a 2000 year 30 -70 brass gear astronomical computing device. Astonding that the Greeks had the mathematics and technical skills to build such a amazing device. Wikipedia has a great discription of the device and the History Channel has a Youtube presentation of the device.
     
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    It has been of great interest to me for quite some tiime, yes.
     
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    Michael Wright came and gave us a talk on it at the Dorset Clock Society and brought one of his reconstructions.
     
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