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Jim Watters

Carleton Martello Tower

Andrew Varlamov

Great Mathematicians, Mechanics and Astronomers

University Avenue, Stary Peterhof, Russia

May 28th, 2021 - 13:45 GMT

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The building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of Saint Petersburg University in Peterhof was built in 1979. It is embellished with mural mosaic depicting great mathematicians, mechanics and astronomers - (from left to right) Euclid of AlexandriaNikolai Ivanovich LobachevskyAleksandr Mikhailovich LyapunovArchimedes of SyracuseJohann Carl Friedrich GaussGalileo GalileiLeonhard EulerNicolaus Copernicus and Isaac Newton. They are standing under celestial planisphere with thin golden curve of ecliptic and symbols of constellations. 

The mosaic was created by Russian painter Alexander Leonidovich Korolyov, he taught academical drawing (academy figure) in the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts for many years (1952-1988).

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CameraPentax K-5 IILenses: smc PENTAX-DA Fish-Eye 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED (IF) (for pano); Voigtlander AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Ultragon II (for details of mosaic); Tripod: Manfrotto 190XB; Panohead: Nodal Ninja 5; PC SoftwarePTGui Pro 10.0.18 by New House Internet Services B.V. (dated by April 17, 2018), Pano2QTVR Pro Flash version 1.6.6 by Thomas Rauscher

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