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How the Antikythera Mechanism Worked

Lecture no. 20 from the course: The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

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Taught by Professor Bradley E. Schaefer | 28 min | Categories: Science

Learn to operate the Antikythera mechanism, the glory of ancient astronomy. Modern models show how a simple turn of the crank could reveal the day of the year, phase of the Moon, possible eclipse dates, the cycles of ancient games, and other information. Probe the historical impact of this device....