Su Song Astronomical Clock

Illustreret Videnskab Historie

Rundt om... (About...), a fixed graphic section of the Danish historical magazine Illustreret Videnskab Historie, dedicated this time its double page to the inventions of medieval China; specifically, to the astronomical clock of Su Song (1020-1101), which, in addition to marking the hours by striking a carillon, pointed out the location of the moving planets on an armillary sphere located at its peak. Only the central piece, the clock, is part of the original infographic. The rest (the inventions of the Song Dynasty – printing types, compass and coin paper –, the mechanism of the carillon, the historical note on the invention and the current note, dated 1990) is the work of the client.
Page(s): 56-57

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