A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Ed Popko
Date: 2021 Mar 13, 05:48 -0800
Some NavListers may be interested in this new analysis of the Greek Antikythera mechanical Orrery. This is one of the most remarkable astronomy devices every built.
A recent article entitled "A Model of the Cosmos in the ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism" by Tony Freeth, David Higgon, Aris Dacanalis, Lindsay MacDonald, Myrto Georgakopoulou & Adam Wojcik had just been published by Scientific Reports. This team's research shows how Babylonian astronomy, mathematics from Plato’s Academy and ancient Greek were integrated in this device.
Pdf paper attached, also see reference: doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84310-w