TED Theater, Soho, New York

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
New York, NY

The Event

As part of Global Goals Week, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation are pleased to present We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions on September 21, 2017 at TED Theater in New York.
The Sustainable Development Goals, created in partnership with individuals around the world and adopted by world leaders at the United Nations, present a bold vision for the future: a world without poverty or hunger, in which all people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity, and where thriving ecosystems are protected. The 17 goals are integrated and interdependent, spanning economic, social, and environmental imperatives.
Incremental change will not manifest this new world by 2030. Such a shift requires deep, systemic change. As global leaders gather for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in September, this is the moment to come together to share models that are transforming the way we approach the goals and equipping local and global leaders across sectors to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.




Together with innovators from around the globe, we will showcase and discuss bold models of systemic change that have been proven and applied on a local, regional, and global scale. A curated audience of social entrepreneurs, corporate pioneers, government innovators, artistic geniuses, and others will explore how we can learn from, strengthen, and scale the approaches that are working to create a world of sustainable peace and prosperity.


Meet the

Speakers

Click on photo to read each speaker bio.

Amina

Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations



Astro

Teller

Captain of Moonshots, X





Catherine

Cheney

West Coast Correspondent, Devex



Chris

Anderson

Head Curator, TED



Debbie

Aung Din

Co-founder of Proximity Designs



Dolores

Dickson

Regional Executive Director, Camfed West Africa





Emmanuel

Jal

Musician, Actor, Author, Campaigner



Ernesto

Zedillo

Member of The Elders, Former President of Mexico



Georgie

Benardete

Co-Founder and CEO, Align17



Gillian

Caldwell

CEO, Global Witness





Governor Jerry

Brown

State of California



Her Majesty Queen Rania

Al Abdullah

Jordan



Jake

Wood

Co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon



Jessica

Mack

Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications, Global Health Corps





Josh

Nesbit

CEO, Medic Mobile



Julie

Hanna

Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva



Kate Lloyd

Morgan

Producer, Shamba Chef; Co-Founder, Mediae



Kathy

Calvin

President & CEO, UN Foundation





Mary

Robinson

Member of The Elders, former President of Ireland, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights



Maya

Chorengel

Senior Partner, Impact, The Rise Fund



Dr. Mehmood

Khan

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo



Michael

Green

CEO, Social Progress Imperative







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Professor Muhammad

Yunus

Nobel Prize Laureate; Co-Founder, YSB Global Initiatives



Dr. Orode

Doherty

Country Director, Africare Nigeria



Radha

Muthiah

CEO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves





Rocky

Dawuni

GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves & Rocky Dawuni Foundation



Safeena

Husain

Founder & Executive Director, Educate Girls



Sally

Osberg

President and CEO, Skoll Foundation



Shamil

Idriss

President and CEO, Search for Common Ground



Main venue

TED Theater

Soho, New York

Address

330 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013


Email

wtfuture@skoll.org

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The architecture was fabulous. The board displays allegories of the months. [11][12] With the reconstruction and restoration work completed, it resumed operations at 6 p.m. local time on 28 September 2018.[13][14]. The 4 figures are set in motion on the hour. The calendar plate below the clock was replaced by a copy in 1880. Let’s start with the lower part of the Orloj, because it is simpler. Most tourist think its cool, take and photo and move on, but the clock is even cooler if you know how to read it. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. The position of the Gold Sun on the Golden Hand in relation to the Golden Arch Lines on the background will tell you what time it is based on Unequal Hours. Spuštěn bude až na konci října", "Prague's famous astronomical clock restored to former glory", Animated explanation of the movements of the clock, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Prague_astronomical_clock&oldid=993665042, Astronomical clocks in the Czech Republic, Buildings and structures completed in 1410, Articles needing additional references from October 2019, All articles needing additional references, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Prague Astronomical Clock. Every hour, 12 Apostles parade in the windows of the astronomical clock along with figures, most notable Death as a skeleton, striking the time on the outer side of the clock. [4] Later, presumably around 1490, the calendar dial was added and the clock facade was decorated with gothic sculptures. Star time is displayed on the Roman numbers. When you first look up at it, you are overwhelmed by its artistic beauty and its apparent technological sophistication. At the southern part of the tower a special stone chamber was built for its mechanical part. The videos showed it being built, torn down, rebuilt, and peeled away to show its internal mechanisms and the famous animated figures, as well as various events in the clock's history. According to the latest researches, the astronomical clock was constructed in 1410 by the clockmaker Mikulas of Kadan in collaboration with Jan Ondrejuv called Sindel, professor of mathematics and astronomy of Prague Charles University. Across the clock stands Death, a skeleton that strikes the time upon the hour. Every whole hour, 12 Apostles parade in the windows of the astronomical clock. There is a lot going on with the clock which can be overwhelming, but we will try our best to make it easy. The background represents the Earth and the local view of the sky. The red and black areas indicate portions of the sky below the horizon. This mistake, corrected by Zdeněk Horský,[5] was due to an incorrect interpretation of records from the period. Today it is hard to acknowledge importance and difficulty of that work. The Astronomical Clock (Pražský Orloj) in Prague is one of the highlights of Old Town Square and one of the top sights in the entire city. The astronomical clock was placed at the front side of the tower in 1410. [8], On 9 October 2010, the Orloj's 600th anniversary was celebrated with a light show on the face of the clock tower. The Prague Astronomical Clock, or Prague Orloj (Czech: Pražský orloj [praʃskiː orloj]), is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The system of dials captures the sunrise and sunset, lunar motions, the approximate calendar time, and the position of the sun in the zodiac. [9], On its 605th anniversary, 9 October 2015, the Orloj appeared on the Google home page as a Google Doodle. The half-silvered, half-black sphere of the moon also shows the Lunar phase. Smaller images represent zodiac signs. The Apostles appear in the left and right windows of the astronomical clock as viewed from the square in this order: James and Peter, Andrew and Matthias, Thaddeus and Philip, Thomas and Paul, John and Simon, Barnabas and Bartholomew. The Astronomical Dial (shown to the right) is the time telling part of the clock and was built in 1410. It shows the day and its position within a week, a month and a year. The astronomical dial is a form of mechanical astrolabe, a device used in medieval astronomy. The Moon along the Zodiac Ring (13) spins around the clock representing its orbit around the Earth and it also has both a black and white half that rotate to show the current cycle of the Moon. We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously, Use Scan QR Code to copy link and share it. The clock itself is made of 3 parts the Astronomical Dial (shown to the right), the Walk of the Apostles Figurines, and the Zodiac Dial on the bottom. Art Nouveau facades nestle alongside Cubist buildings. The wooden statues were covered with a net to keep pigeons away. During the daytime, the Sun sits over the blue part of the background and at night it sits over the black. The Prague astronomical clock at the Old Town Hall is one of the most famous astronomical clocks. A legend, recounted by Alois Jirásek, has it that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work; in turn, he disabled the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years. A visit to the Czech capital isn't complete without a trip to the Astronomical Clock. Starting in the 13th century, astronomical clocks began springing up around Europe, using intricate functions to show information such as lunar phases, the position of the sun and moon, and the zodiac at any given moment. [2][10], The Orloj was taken down for reconstruction and replaced by a LED screen in early 2018, with the restoration works scheduled to last for the whole summer tourist season of 2018 and the restored actual Orloj eventually being back in service soon enough to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia at the end of October 2018. And, in every part of the city are clock towers. Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge & Prague Castle. The Old Town Astronomical Clock is a com-plicated and multilayered work. There is The oldest part of the Orloj, the mechanical clock and astronomical dial, dates back to 1410, when it was created by clockmaker Mikuláš of Kadaň and Charles University professor of mathematics and astronomy Jan Šindel. It is not all myths and legends after all – the real creator of the clock was found out in … Less than a hundred years later, the calendar dial was … On the western (right) part is occasus (sunset), and crepusculum (twilight). When Prague Councillors found out that he was going to make another, even better clock, they became jealous and blinded him so he could not finish it. Across the clock stands Death, a skeleton that strikes the time upon the hour. My LEGO project draws heavily from the Prague Astronomical clock. The legend was used as the main plot in the animated movie Goat story — The Old Prague Legends. Calendar Dial added in 1870. Follow the Golden Hand (9) to see the current time on the standard 24 hour clock. In 1629 or 1659 wooden statues were added, and figures of the Apostles were added after a major repair in 1787–1791. The Astronomical Dial (shown to the right) is the time telling part of the clock and was built in 1410. The first thing to examine is the stationary background of the Astronomical Dial which pins you the observer standing in Prague right in the center of an Earthly map. The Prague Astronomical Clock, which for 600 years has been one of the greatest treasures of the city, still amazes people with its procession of Apostles, moving statues and visualization of time like no other instrument in the world. The Gold Sun moves up and down the Golden Hand throughout the year to narrower or wider spots in the Golden Arch Lines showing the Unequal hours are longer or shorter. Unlike the original device, the construction of which was described in a report from 1570, this mechanism produces much smaller deviation from the actual lunar phase of about one day in five years.[15]. From left to right in the photographs, the first is Vanity, represented by a figure admiring himself in a mirror. The mistaken assumption that Hanuš was the maker is probably connected with his reconstruction of the Old Town Hall in the years 1470–1473. Prague’s astronomical clock returns with restored beauty Repeatedly but badly repaired over the years, 608-year-old clock back in working order in city’s famed Old Town Square The sun is attached to an arm with a golden hand, and together they show the time in three different ways: Additionally, the distance of the Sun from the center of the dial shows the time of sunrise and sunset. This is commonly seen in astronomical clocks of the period. It is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. The central section was completed in 1410, the calendar dial was added in 1490. Inside the large black outer circle lies another movable circle marked with the signs of the zodiac which indicates the location of the Sun on the ecliptic. Finally, there is a Turkish figure representing lust and earthly pleasures. Written on the eastern (left) part of the horizon is aurora (dawn in Latin) and ortus (rising). The Prague astronomical clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. See pictures and our review of Prague Astronomical Clock. The Orloj was renovated in autumn 2005, when the statues and the lower calendar ring were restored. The first recorded mention of the clock was on 9 October 1410. Internationally Known 20 ... but it’s also just crazy seeing the dark characters at work too. The Walk of the Apostles, animated statues added in the 1600s, Apostle statues added in 1865, statues come alive hourly, the skeleton statue representing Death is our favorite as it appears to be striking along with the hourly bells. Formerly, it was believed that the Orloj was constructed in 1490 by clockmaster Jan Růže (also called Hanuš); this is now known to be a historical mistake. The artists and scientists created the mechanism, which is still working after … Because the length of the day time changes throughout the year they used an odd system called Unequal Hours or Planetary Hours where the length of the 12 daytime and 12 night time hours themselves changed in to keep 12 night hours and 12 day hours. The Moon has a 57-tooth gear inside its sphere, and is slowly rotated by a screw-thread attached to a weight, advancing two teeth per day. It was installed around 1490 and at the beginning it was necessary to shift the calendar plate manually every night. Two projectors were used to project several animated videos on the clock. The position of the golden hand over the Roman numerals on the background indicates the time in local Prague time. The real story. There is a calendar dial in the lower part of the facade. Gothic cathedrals soar over Romanesque churches. The richly sculptured ornamentation and painted picto-rial calendar plate enhance the central motif of the astronomical clock which is its top dial – … During the renovation, an electric clock mechanism that had been in operation since 1948 was replaced by an original mechanism from the 1860s. [6] After significant effort, the machinery was repaired, the wooden Apostles restored by Vojtěch Sucharda, and the Orloj started working again in 1948.[7]. Next to the calendar stands a philosopher, archangel Michael pointing at the top of the dial, an astronomer and a chronicler. The hands of the clock include a sun showing sunrise, sunset, and where the sun is in the zodiac, plus a moon showing its changing phases and its movement through the sky. The purpose of the astronomical clock was to measure time and to show the position of celestial bodies within the Ptolemaic Solar System, in which it is remarkable that the sun is not the centre of the composition, but Earth. Later, presumably around 1490, the calendar dial was added and the clock facade was decorated with gothic sculptures. Guide from www.sightseeing-prague.com describes how does it work. The Prague Astronomical clock was constructed in the 15th century. The zodiac is on the 366-tooth gear inside the machine. It shows position of the Sun (10) and Moon (11) in the sky with a mechanical clock in the center of it. The clock was renovated after damage during World War II, and in 1979. On the hour, the skeleton rings the bell and immediately all other figures shake their heads side to side, signifying their unreadiness "to go". Prague Astronomical Clock is ranked #12 out of 30 things to do in Prague. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still operating. These colored rings for the daylight move throughout the year as the days grow longer and shorter. The story said that the clock was admired by many foreigners, but Hanus refused to show construction plans to anybody. The Dial rotates keeping the current day on the top. The Prague Astronomical Clock J. Leon Poirier Introduction This clock is truly amazing, more so when you consider that it was built in 1410 when the world still believed that the Earth was the center of the universe. Every hour of the day, twelve statues of Apostles with its attributes appear at the doorways above the clock. [1][2], The Orloj is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. The whole parade is started by the Skeleton that will ring the bells on the string. The original is stored in the Prague City Museum. the astronomical clock is located in the very centre of Europe. The calendar dial is exactly what it says it is: a calendar. The signs are shown in anticlockwise order. These numbers indicate Old Czech Time (or Italian hours), with 24 indicating the time of sunset, which varies during the year from as early as 16:00 in winter to 20:16 in summer. Alternatively, one may consider the Orloj to be a primitive planetarium, displaying the current state of the universe. A specific mention is needed for few iconic things i.e. According to the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born on New Year's night.[3]. Staré Město, Zlin Region, Czechia ‎01-04-2020 02:13 PM. The displacement of the zodiac circle results from the use of a stereographic projection of the ecliptic plane using the North pole as the basis of the projection. The Astronomical Clock... Just as empires rise and fall so do entry fees and opening hours! The oldest part of the Orloj, the mechanical clock and astronomical dial, dates back to 1410, when it was created by clockmaker Mikuláš of Kadaň and Charles University professor of mathematics and astronomy Jan Šindel. It is a kind of astrolabe, or a simplified planetarium, showing the current position of celesti… It was believed, that the author was clockmaster Hanus, also called Jan of Ruze, who lived in the 15 th century. On the edges the of the Astronomical Dial the ring of Roman Numerals show the Modern 24 Hour Clock (1) we are used to today set to Central European Time. While we work as hard as we can to ensure the information provided here about Prague Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock is as accurate as possible, the changing nature of certain elements mean we can't absolutely guarantee that these details won't become a thing of the past. The clock mechanism has three main components — the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; statues of various Catholic saints stand on either side of the clock; "The Walk of the Apostles", an hourly show of moving Apostle figures and other sculptures, notably a figure of a skeleton that represents Death, striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months. Notice how the Arch Lines on the top of the clock have the numbers 1-12 on them going from Sunrise on the left to Sunset on the right? The Zodiac Ring moves so the sun goes across it counterclockwise marking the current position in the Zodiac year. On the hour, Death strikes the time, and the twelve apostles appear at the doors above the clock. There’s also a star hand that indicates sidereal time, which would help astronomers picture what the sky would look like that night. The clock stopped working many times in the centuries after 1552, and was repaired many times. This ring moves back and forth during the year to coincide with the time of sunset. Europe‎ > ‎Czech Republic‎ > Prague > Reading The Astronomical Clock, ‎Prague Top Tourist Tips‎ | Suggested Itineraries For Prague. Prague: Home to the Astronomical Clock . The first thing to examine is the stationary background of the Astronomical Dial which pins you the observer standing in Prague right in the center of an Earthly map. Three large coaxial wheels have the same diameter, but unequal number of hand-polished, triangular teeth. The best way to visit the Prague Astronomical Clock. In Italian hours they still used a 24 hour day, but the day ended and reset officially at sunset. This is represented by the zodiacal circle on which the figure of the sun slowly moves through the same process of precession. The mechanism was created by an unknown maker, probably in the mid-17th century. Built in 1410, the clock has long been an important symbol of Prague. The astronomical dial has a background that represents the standing Earth and sky, and surrounding it operate four main moving components: the zodiacal ring, an outer rotating ring, an icon representing the Sun, and an icon representing the Moon. Prague. According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy; a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod its head in confirmation. At the outer edge of the clock, golden Schwabacher numerals are set on a black background. This movement, powered only by gravity, makes the Orloj unique in the world among astronomical clocks showing the phases of the Moon. Next, the miser holding a bag of gold represents greed or usury. While the clock comprises of about 350 parts, the original one dating back the 15th century are about 75 percent. The upper part, the astronomical dial, is far more complicated. This gear is connected to the sun gear and the moon gear by a 24-tooth gear. This machine operates three pointers of the astronomical dial with three concentric wheels. The relation of all the celestial items are a little weird today as when the clock was built most people believe that everything revolved around the Earth on an ecliptic plane and it wasn’t until the 1500s that it was discovered we are in a solar system going around the our sun. The Moon's arm is on the 379-tooth gear inside the clock machine. When using the ancient Czech time it is important to know that while they changed when the day ended based on the length of daylight, the day light and night time hours were always divided up into 12 parts each regardless. The center has the crest of Old Town Prague surrounded by the 12 Zodiac symbols of pre-2012 lining up with the days they fall on laying on the outer ring with has marks for each day of the year. The movement of the Moon on the ecliptic is shown similarly to that of the Sun, although the speed is much faster, due to the Moon's orbit around the Earth. The video interacted with the tower's architecture, such as rain rolling off the arch, and showing the passage of time with moving shadows. An electronic timer with astronomic functionality determines each day’s sunrise and sunset times based on geographic location, while the automatic DST … Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock: Work of art - See 26,883 traveler reviews, 15,699 candid photos, and great deals for Prague, Czech Republic, at Tripadvisor. During dawn or dusk, the mechanical sun is positioned over the red part of the background. Along with them, the figures on the outer side of the clock will also start moving. Loved seeing the Clock. The Orloj suffered heavy damage on May 7 and especially May 8, 1945, during the Prague uprising, when the Nazis fired on the south-west side of the Old Town Square from several armoured vehicles in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy one of the centers of the uprising. The hall and nearby buildings burned, along with the wooden sculptures on the clock and the calendar dial face made by Josef Mánes. Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a crazy quilt of architectural styles. During the next major repair in the years 1865–1866 the golden figure of a crowing rooster was added. The origin of the Astronomical Clock was misrepresented for centuries. vmrjah. The Prague Astronomical Clock is a marvelous medieval work of art that’s been running for over 600 years, surviving hundreds of years of wars and destruction. The four figures flanking the clock are set in motion on the hour, and represent four things that were despised at the time of the clock's making. The whole clock is operated by numerous machines. Next, the miser holding a bag of gold represents greed or usury. In 2020 Prague will celebrate 610 year since the time when the Astronomical clock appeared. The blue circle directly in the centre represents the Earth, and the upper blue is the portion of the sky which is above the horizon. The Astronomical Clock - can you guess what time it is? Finally, the Turk tells pleasure and entertainment. This marvel is not only an incredible architectural phenomenon that is located in one of the busiest squares and areas. Curved golden lines dividing the blue part of dial into 12 parts are marks for unequal "hours". Crowds congregate in front of Old Town Hall's Astronomical Clock (Orloj) to watch the glockenspiel spectacle that occurs hourly from 8am to 8pm. Whether using an in-wall time switch or a 365-day programmable digital electronic controller, timers with both astronomic and Daylight Saving Time (DST) functionality automatically adjust to the seasonal day-to-night time changes throughout the year. The last renovation of the astronomical clock was carried out from January to September 2018, following a reconstruction of the Old Town Tower. Throughout the year the the ring of Schwabacher Numerals rotates to keep the end of the day lined up with sunset which can be anywhere from 4-8pm during the year using modern hours. In 1552 it was repaired by Jan Taborský (ca 1500–1572), master clockmaker of Klokotská Hora, who also wrote a report of the clock where he mentioned Hanuš as the maker of this clock. The golden Sun moves around the zodiacal circle, thus showing its position on the ecliptic. The small Golden Star (6) shows the position of the vernal equinox and measures Siderial Time based on its positions in relation to the Roman Numerals on the outer ring. In 1566, the Orloj was fully mechanized and since then the process has been automatic. This historical technical miracle was created … Surrounding the Earth are colored rings that represent the current sun light with the bottom dark circle being night time (7), the orange to the left being day break (5), the grey to the left being sunrise (4), the blue on the top being daytime (2), the grey on the right being sunset, the orange on the right being twilight, working your way be to night time. Astronomical clock (orloj) in Prague, Czech Republic, situated at the Old Town Square. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}50°05′13.23″N 14°25′15.30″E / 50.0870083°N 14.4209167°E / 50.0870083; 14.4209167, The Astronomical Clock of Prague — video with details about the clock, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Jeho prapradědeček oživil orloj, on v tradici pokračuje", "Prague astronomical clock, the oldest of its kind, is 605 years old", "Legends Of The Old Town Astronomical Clock", "Staroměstský orloj se po rekonstrukci znova rozběhl, elektrický pohon nahradila původní mechanika", "Video mapping during 600 years anniversary of the astrological tower clock situated at Old Town Square in center of Prague", "605th Anniversary of Prague astronomical clock", "Orloj na pražské Staroměstské radnici nahradila digitální obrazovka", "Rekonstrukce orloje se protáhne. Golden Roman numerals at the outer edge of blue circle are the timescale of a normal 24-hour day and indicate time in local Prague time, or Central European Time. It shows the current day of the year. Remember from stop 3 that it was right here in Old Town Prague where another Astronomical break through happened in 1619 when Kepler came up with his Laws of Planetary Motion. From left to right in the photographs, the first is Vanity, represented by a figure admiring himself in a mirror. The Sun and its hand are on the 365-tooth gear inside the machine. Outside of the standard Roman Numerals is another ring with Schwabacher Numerals showing Ancient Bohemian Time (8) that went off Italian hours. The small golden star shows the position of the vernal equinox, and sidereal time can be read on the scale with golden Roman numerals. It can be said that the clock is a medieval spaceship of sorts, as it symbolizes the human craving for knowledge and the fascination, with which we look up to the stars. The astronomical clock consists of different parts – such as a calendar and an astronomical desk or the mechanism of twelve apostles which sets them in motion. The Astronomical clock has an astronomical dial with a zodiacal ring and 4 animated figures. Prague astronomical clock is the only one in the world capable of measuring this time. The entire machine of the astronomical clock is composed of four parts The most important is the main machine, also called pointing. [16] On the edge of the circle is a church calendar with fixed holidays and the names of 365 saints. The first recorded mention of the clock was on 9 October 1410. Couldn't get enough photos! These hours are defined as 1/12 of the time between sunrise and sunset, and vary as the days grow longer or shorter during the year. The position of the Sun over the curved golden lines indicates the time in, The position of the golden hand over the outer ring indicates the hours passed after sunset in, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 20:43. In the photograph accompanying this section, the Sun is currently moving anticlockwise from Cancer into Leo. Prague In Your Pocket - Astronomical Clock - YouTube. Prague’s astronomical clock makes use of the precession of the sun - where the sun, from the perspective of Earth, slowly moves along the ecliptic plane through the year with respect to the background stars. It shows position of the Sun (10) and Moon (11) in the sky with a mechanical clock in the center of it. Easiest way to think of it is that Sunset is 0 hours and each hour is the time after Sunset. The Legend Of Prague’s Old Town Astronomical Clock. The oldest part of the Prague astronomical clock—or Orloj—dates to 1410 and is located in the heart of Old Town Square. 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