'Star Axis' by Charles Ross

'Star Axis' by Charles Ross


Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM), US
This naked-eye observatory, a kind of modern Stonehenge, is designed to illustrate the 26,000 year precession of the Earth on its axis as represented by the location and path of Polaris, the Pole star, through different eras. Other portions of the structure illustrate the movement of stars in an hour and the position of the sun at the equinox and solstices. It is still under construction, but near completion and should be opening very soon.
This naked-eye observatory, a kind of modern Stonehenge, is designed to illustrate the 26,000 year precession of the Earth on its axis as represented by the location and path of Polaris, the Pole star, through different eras. Other portions of the structure illustrate the movement of stars in an hour and the position of the sun at the equinox and solstices. It is still under construction, but near completion and should be opening very soon.
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Links: www.staraxis.org
By: kjfitz

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