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Ancient Astronomical Instruments & Intro to MedievalIslamic Astronomy1.When was the Antikythera Mechanism found? How was it found?How old is it?
2.What does the Antikythera mechanism do?
3.What is the significance of the gears with the following numbers ofteeth: 235, 127, 19, 223
4.Define: Metonic cycle; Saros cycle
5.How is an astrolabe used to measure the altitude of a star?

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Term
Fall
Professor
RobinMetcalfe
Tags
Astronomy in medieval Islam, Antikythera mechanism

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