Reach for The Stars - Building Blocks of Bharat Series (E)
This episode explores Ancient India’s understanding of astronomy. The focus of our episode will be the Astronomical Observatories designed and built by Jai Singh between 1724 and 1737. And we journey through the most impressive and well preserved - the Observatory in Jaipur. We study the working of the World's largest Sundial, astrolabes and a host of other instruments. We explore how size, choice of building material, geometry and the latitude and longitude of a place all play a part in the working of these structures.