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HAMPTON COURT PALACE CLOCK - COMMISSIONED BY HENRY VIII, FINISHED AND INSTALLED IN 1540, SEVEN YEARS BEFORE HIS DEATH IN 1547 AT THE AGE OF 55. THE CLOCK GRACES THE GATEHOUSE OF THE INNER COURT. THE CLOCK IS 15 FEET IN DIAMETER. IT DISPLAYS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION - HOUR, MONTH, DAY OF THE MONTH, POSITION OF THE SUN, 12 SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC, NUMBER OF DAYS ELAPSED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, PHASES OF THE MOON, AGE OF THE MOON IN DAYS, HOUR WHEN THE MOON CROSSES THE MERIDIAN AND THUS…

The Hampton Court astronomical clock at Hampton Court Palace. Installed in 1540 on the gatehouse to the inner court. Designed by Nicholas Crazter + made by Nicholas Oursian. This pre-Copernican/pre-Galilean astronomical clock still functions.

wasbella102:    “Planispheric Astrolabe” or the Astronomical Astrolabe

“Planispheric Astrolabe” or the Astronomical Astrolabe Designed for the Northern Hemisphere with 2 climate plates One for 10 degrees The other for your latitude

Spiral of time

Time in a spiral. You can transcend time by using a technique that accesses universal energy. like The Radiance Technique®.

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The Jagiellonian Clock, incorporating the Jagiellonian Globe, c.1510. The Globe…

Jagiellonian Clock incorporating the Jagiellonian Globe - 1510

Astronomische Uhr – Wikipedia

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It is an ancient tool, created over two thousand years ago when people thought that the Earth was the center of the universe. They are often referred to as the first computer and however debatable that statement might be there is one thing for sure without a doubt.  Astrolabes are objects of immense mystery and beauty.

Astrolabe – Magnificent Computer of the Ancients ~ Kuriositas This invention changed everything for the first time, we could know the time, the day and when the sun would rise and set. Lost to the west after the fall of Rome.

Astrolabe Clock - by Johann Leonhardt Bommel, Nuremberg, c.1686? (Inv. 35592)  Museum of the History of Science

Astrolabe Clock - by Johann Leonhardt Bommel, Nuremberg, (Inv. Museum of the History of Science

astrologie cca. 1550.

design-is-fine: “ Christoph Schissler, Astronomical Compendium, Augsburg, Germany. V&A “ Pocket-size compendia were produced by specialist instrument makers.

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Orrery - I move the stars for no one ~ cool labyrinth quote and she says but you have no power over me ~ also one of these is in "the dark crystal" movie

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