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Temple of the Armillary Sphere

ˈtɛmp(ə)l ɒv ðə ɑːmɪləri sfɪə

noun | Archaeoastronology

an ancient Chinese temple built by the monk I-Hsing as a means for astronomical and astrological observations and study.

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the phrase Temple of the Armillary Sphere was popularised by Cometan as part of his initial scholarship of Chinese Astronicism.