Astronomy and the Calendar
Chapter 6, “Astronomy and the Calendar,” was written by Zhang Linmao and translated by Qiu Qingqing. The chapter provides a brief description of the development of ancient Chinese astronomy, introduces all the different calendars used throughout China’s history, and presents nine important astronomers and several astronomical instruments used by the ancient Chinese to observe celestial bodies and time. Several contemporary observatories in China are mentioned at the end of the chapter.
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