Belarus | 2022
Since ancient times, people have looked at the stars, trying to understand how the universe works. For more than 2000 years, humankind has come from the theory of a flat Earth and the geocentric model to the modern understanding of the structure of the Universe, sent a human into space, landed on the Moon, and began the conquest of Mars. The Hvilina Universum collection is inspired by the romanticism of space travel and is dedicated to the perseverance and incredible ingenuity of man in the search for truth. Hvilina tried to reflect the transition in the vision of ancient astronomers and philosophers to the modern achievements of cosmonautics and astronomy, showing how much the understanding of the structure of the world around us has changed. Geocentrism was taken as the basis of the concept, reflecting the idea of the ancients about the Universe. This theory was widespread in antiquity and said that in the center of the Universe is the planet Earth, objects of the solar system, including the Sun, revolve around it, and behind the solar system there is a "sphere of fixed stars". One of the earliest extant images of a star map representing the geocentric system of the world is a manuscript dating from the 9th century. It depicts the planet Earth in the center, then the objects of the solar system known at that time are located. The stylization of this map was reflected in the design of the dial on its left side, being a symbol of the image of the space at that time. On the right side of the dial, the same celestial bodies are displayed as on the ancient stellar map, but in the correct sequence of their location in the solar system, thereby symbolizing today's understanding of the structure of the Universe as a whole. All inscriptions on the left side of the dial are made in Latin in accordance with the ancient source. In contrast, on the right side, English is used, which is the modern incarnation of Latin.
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