Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tycho Brahe in Beijing

Tycho Brahe in Beijing!

The armillary sphere at the Beijing Ancient Observatory is based on the drawings from the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and brought to China via the Jesuits. The history of astronomy; and science in general, in China is so exciting my heart starts to beat faster every time I think about it...:-)

In honor of IntrepidDreamer's Celestial Art of the Day.

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