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LONDON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Much has been made lately of the return to 'simple classicism' in watchmaking, but for Dent London the idea of form following function has been the foundation of the company's ethos for almost 200 years. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/dent/47616 The latest manifestation of that belief is the new Dent Denison, a classic, three-handed wristwatch made in the finest English tradition.
Scientists and artists say that by 2012, they plan to build a 130-foot lunar clock along the River Thames.
Have you ever wondered why most star patterns are associated with specific seasons of the year? Just why, for instance, can evening sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy Orion the Hunter only during the cold wintry months? During balmy summer evenings it is not Orion, but the stars of Scorpius, the Scorpion, that dominate the southern sky.
An astronomical clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information. This information can include everything from the relative position of the sun and the moon to major planets to zodiacal constellations. The term Astronomical clock is loosely used to refer to any clock that shows astronomical information. The clock could include the location of the sun and the moon, age and phase of the moon as well as other astronomical data. However, it should not be...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.