TITLE

THE ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS OF THE PARAPEGMA OF THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

AUTHOR(S)
ANASTASIOU, MAGDALINI; SEIRADAKIS, JOHN H.; EVANS, JAMES; DROUGOU, STELLA; EFSTATHIOU, KYRIAKOS
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Journal for the History of Astronomy;May2013, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p173
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the information on celestial events inscribed into the plates of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek astronomical analog computer that was used to calculate the position of the Sun and the Moon in the sky and predict eclipses. The authors explain their calculation of various star events described on the mechanism, with focus given to the rising and setting of the starts and positions of constellations and zodiac signs. With these calculations, the authors argue that the mechanism could have been used between the latitudes 33.3ºN and 37.0ºN.
ACCESSION #
86440305

 

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