Astronomical Clock Building
- You are welcome at the exposition around Pieter
in the Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker
from 6th of July 2014 onward -
- Latest news about Pieter -
-- Newest Links --
The orrery of professor Jules Verne (You Tube)
English Astronomical Longcase Clock - Andreas Nilsson; The Astronomical Clocks of Rasmus S�rnes - Robert Rusell; The Clocks of Leendert Prins - Ptolemy's Course of the Planets displayed by Clockwork - The Model Engineer Support Page -- My Astrolabe and Horologium - Sean Gallagher; Negative Space -The Pouvillon Restoration Project - Peter Held; Uhrenbau Ein Werkbuch - Richard Wymarc; The Astrolabe Project - Wooden Clocks/ Holzr�deruhren - Heiner Thiessen; New- Equinox Sun dial - Bob Warfield; CNC Cookbook - Zuylenburgh Planetarium
As hobby, I built several Astronomical Clocks over the last years.
I had to learn a lot, design, calculation, how to make wheels and other parts.
Many tools had to be made, it took a lot
of time and effort.
As a young boy sitting in the backyard in a cold winter night, I enjoyed the night Sky with thousands of sparkling stars, it was just after the Second World War and there was almost no disturbing light, sound carried for miles, I will never forget it. Many times I visited the famous Eise Eisinga Planetarium in my hometown, my lifetime love for astronomy and mechanics was born.
My first Clock with only Sky and Sun
Second Clock with Sky, Sun and Moon
This clock shows the Sky moving in one year, the Sun
in 24 hours and the Moon in mean time.
Astronomical Clock as described in Britten's handbook
The latest Astronomical Timepiece
Astronomical Clock with Equation of Time indication
Astro Clock with Sun moving
in the Ecliptic
Astronomical Clock with Perpetual Calendar mechanism after Brocot
2009 - 2011
Future Clock Project
Non mechanical Astronomical Clock
Clock as gift for Planetarium Zuylenburgh
Making parts for the hospice clock