The astronomical clock is a kind of special design, can use many kinds of forms to express spatio-temporal operation instrument of celestial bodies. But the worldthe most ancient astronomical clock, you know what? The oldest astronomical clock from a country? Here to bring you information of God paper clock.
The clock tower is a large astronomical instruments China ancient Chinese astronomers invention, created by the Northern Song Dynasty astronomer Su Song et al. It is a comprehensive observation instrument set armillary sphere,demonstrate astronomical astronomical observation of the celestial globe,measure time clepsydra and report time mechanical device in a body, is actuallya small observatory. The manufacturing level of this instrument is a must, fully embodies the ancient working people of the Han nationality China one's ability and cleverness and creative spirit.
The world's most ancient astronomical clock in the song Yuanyou the first year(AD 1086) began to design, to Yuanyou seven years to complete. It is Chineseancient excellent creation. Escapement which is the key component of clocks and watches. Therefore, the English scientist Joseph Needham et al. Think of the clock tower "may be the direct ancestor of medieval European astronomicalclock". The whole instrument is about 12 meters high, 7 meters wide, is a narrowXia Guang, a wooden structure building Affirmative table shape. The armillary sphere for copper. Taiwan is divided into three separate.
Isolator includes timing device and a power mechanism etc.. The septum is asecret room, placed it. Isolation is a house, put the armillary sphere. The manufacturing level of this instrument is a fully reflects the ancient Chineseworking people's wisdom and creative spirit. The Northern Song Dynasty era ofthe armillary sphere and celestial globe and timekeeping device combiningtogether in large astronomical instruments, Su Song, Han Gonglian and others at the Kaifeng design and manufacturing.
The astronomical clock tower 12 meters high, 7 meters wide, is divided into 3 layers, the equivalent of a four storey building. The upper house is placed in a 1armillary sphere, house roof can be opened freely, usually off the roof, to preventrain, prototype which already has the modern astronomical observation room; the middle placed a celestial globe; the lower layer can be divided into five layers ofwood Pavilion, each layer of small wood tower arranged several wood, 5 layers ofa total of 162 wood, they carry out their duties: at a certain moment, there will be a blockhead self out bell, drums or percussion instrument, reporting time,indicating the hour. Behind the wood cabinet placed two level clepsydra very high precision and a mechanical driving device, it can be said that here is the clock tower "heart" section, water impulse wheel, driving device, the armillary sphere and celestial globe and timing device will step by step action.