astronomical clock


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astronomical clock

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1. (Astronomy) a complex clock showing astronomical phenomena, such as the phases of the moon
2. (Horology) a complex clock showing astronomical phenomena, such as the phases of the moon
3. (Astronomy) any clock showing sidereal time used in observatories
4. (Horology) any clock showing sidereal time used in observatories
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Fogg, after bidding good-bye to his whist partners, left the steamer, gave his servant several errands to do, urged it upon him to be at the station promptly at eight, and, with his regular step, which beat to the second, like an astronomical clock, directed his steps to the passport office.
These include Arc de Triomphe -- Paris, France; Astronomical Clock -- Prague, Czech Republic; Brandenburg Gate -- Berlin, Germany; El Castillo -- Chichen Itza, Mexico; Galata Tower -- Istanbul, Turkey; Gateway of India -- Mumbai, India; Leaning Tower of Pisa -- Pisa, Italy; Natural History Museum -- London, UK; Neues Rathaus -- Munich, Germany; Qasr Al-Farid -- Mada'in Saleh, Saudi Arabia; Great Sphinx of Giza -- Giza, Egypt; Statue of Liberty -- United States; Taj Mahal -- Agra, India; and Tower Bridge -- London, UK.
Enjoy a guided tour of Prague's medieval old town and see its myriad highlights, from iconic Charles Bridge to the oldest working astronomical clock; or take a communistthemed tour to see what life was like behind the Iron Curtain, and visit key sites such as Wenceslas Square and the former headquarters of Prague's Secret Police
Tour highlights Enjoy an included tour of historic Prague See Charles' Bridge's blackened statues and Old Town Square's astronomical clock Journey through forested Bohemia En-route visit to cosmopolitan Bratislava Guided tours of Budapest and Vienna Danube river cruise in Budapest See the Ringstrasse buildings and the Hofburg Palace Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager Seven nights' four-star bed and breakfast touring hotel accommodation, return flights and transfers *Book by 10 August 2018 quoting promo code EARLYSH.
Most tourists make a beeline for the 14th century Gothic Town Hall to admire the amazing astronomical clock on the Town Hall's 230ft-high tower.
Prague's famed Astronomical Clock, the Orloj, in the city's Old Town, has been stopped for repairs.
One of Prague's major tourist attractions, its medieval astronomical clock, was stopped yesterday and is to be taken away for months for major repairs.
The 15th-century astronomical clock in Prague's centre, which draws crowds of tourists every hour, was halted on Monday morning for six months of repairs."The Old Town clock is one of Prague's symbols and its repair is a necessary and responsible step," said a statement from Jan Wolf, the city's councillor for culture.
Tour highlights Enjoy an included tour of Prague See Charles' Bridge's blackened statues and Old Town Square's fascinating astronomical clock Journey through forested Bohemia A guided tour brings to life style and traditional thermal baths River cruise in Budapest, with views of the vast Gothic Parliament Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager Seven nights' four-star bed and breakfast touring hotel accommodation, return flights See the Ringstrasse buildings and the Hofburg Palace En-route visit to Bratislava A guided tour of Budapest, with its *Book by 14 Dec 2017.
Must sees for free Head to the Astronomical Clock on the hour to witness the Procession of the 12 Apostles.
Visit Old Town Square and see the Astronomical Clock, a masterpiece of dials and figurines built in the 15th century.
de Solla Price deduced the mechanism was used to predict the position of the planets and stars in the sky depending on the calendar month. "The mechanism is like a great astronomical clock ...