Thursday, December 21, 2023

Beijing Ancient Observatory

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Astronomy, Solar System, Culture, Science & Society

Ed Hessler

Two images of the Beijing Ancient Observatory, one taken in September 2023, the other taken in 1895 from Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

This page from NASA has quite a few photographs, many showing the detail found on the instruments which are replicas. Their use is explained. There are busts of famous Chinese astronomers and of the observatory itself.  

The Beijing Planetarium's webpage includes a link to the Beijing Ancient Observatory includes introductory comments, what the exhibition includes, history of the observatory, astronomical instruments (each with a photograph), and common activities on popular astronomy.

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