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La macchina di Anticitera o meccanismo di Antikythera (chiamata così perché rinvenuta sull'isola grega di Anticitera nel mare Egeo) è probabilmente il secondo manufatto creato dall'uomo adoperato per calcolare in questo caso i movimenti degli astri. Risalente intorno al 150-100 A.C. calcolava i movimenti del Sole, dei 5 pianeti allora conosciuti, i mesi e i giorni della settimana. Secondo una ricerca pubblicata su Nature veniva usato anche per stabilire le date delle Olimpiadi

Reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism, a calendar computing device from the century BC found in a shipwreck off Antikythera, Greece

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Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al Ibari century) Astrolabe with geared calendar, Oxford, Museum of the History of Science. Of Persian origin, and one of the oldest complete devices of it's like in the museums collection.

Астролябия – чудесный компьютер древности  The astrolabe is a very ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the sun and stars.

Astrolabe - Astrolabes are problem solving instruments – they compute things such as the time of day according the position of the sun and the stars in the sky. Like a computer, you input information and then you receive output. They were ty

Astronomical optical quadrant with stand. Made by Michael Butterfield c.1685-1724 in Paris, France. Iron; brass.

Astronomical optical quadrant with stand. Made by Michael Butterfield in Paris, France.

Islamic Brass Astrolabe with Five Celestial Globes - Origin: India Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20 th Century AD  Collection: Islamic Art Medium: Brass

priceless - Islamic Brass Astrolabe with Five Celestial Globes - Origin: India Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20 th Century AD Collection: Islamic Art Medium: Brass

Computer graphic for back of Antikythera mechanism - Antikythera mechanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Computer graphic for back of Antikythera mechanism - Antikythera mechanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hand-cranked 1794 orrery, showing movements of Mercury, Venus, and Earth around the Sun, and the Moon around the Earth

Hand-cranked orrery, showing movements of Mercury, Venus, and Earth around the…

Orrery: The 10,000 Year Clock

orary - astronomy themes- simplified- featuring jewels as planets and stars

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

Nocturnal, Italy, 17th century. A nocturnal is an instrument used to determine the local time based on the relative positions of two or more stars in the night sky.

~ Living a Beautiful Life ~ Nocturnal, Italy, century. A nocturnal is an instrument used to determine the local time based on the relative positions of two or more stars in the night sky

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