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Exhibition description: Shen Kuo (1031-1095 AD)

A prominent scientist and astrononmer of the Song Dynasty. Shen Kuo was the head official of the Bureau of Astronomy in the Song court, where he improved the design of several local astronomical instruments, including the amillary aphere, the gnomon and the clepsydra clock. He also formulated a solar calendar named the Twelve Solar Terms Calendar, which was used in agriculture. His work are summed up in his Dream Pool Essays, one of the greatest books of that time.
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