Solar Anomaly and Planetary Displays in the Antikythera Mechanism

  title={Solar Anomaly and Planetary Displays in the Antikythera Mechanism},
  author={James Evans and C. Carman and Alan M. Thorndike},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={1 - 39}
  • James Evans, C. Carman, Alan M. Thorndike
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
  • Recent scholarship has greatly improved our understanding of the structure and function of the Antikythera mechanism.1 One unresolved issue is whether the mechanism included a display of the variability (or anomaly) in the angular motion of the Sun. In Price’s original reconstruction, the motion of the Sun was treated only in the mean. A single pointer indicated the day of the year in the Egyptian calendar and the position of the uniformly-moving mean Sun in the zodiac. Of course, the actual… CONTINUE READING
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