Eye Design From Astronomy

The movements of the planets, their distances and relationships together have proven a rich sourceof inspiration to architects and artists of all cultures for generations.

The movements of the planets, their distances and relationships together have proven a rich sourceof inspiration to architects and artists of all cultures for generations.

In the rich history of Egypt we find evidence of a continued renewal of the influence of astronomyin the architecture and the ornamentation that decorates its interiors and facades.

Includingtheories relating the positioning of the pyramids of Giza to Orion’s constellation, and to the proportionsof the geometric patterns that decorate the great mosques, churches and synagogues of Cairo.

The use of these principles in design is not only of historical importance, but can also be part ofinnovative design for today.

There are 12 months in a year, and 12 hours in each day and night. The ancients noticed that the same group of stars appear in the heavens in a cycle which helped them to measure time. Twelve of these constellations are aligned to the months of the year and are known as the zodiac.

The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn were collectively known as the seven visible planets Girl sitting inside a 3d geometric shape structure (although we no longer consider the Sun and Moon as planets).

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