Friday, March 2, 2007

Towers in Peru called solar observatory - Los Angeles Times

Towers in Peru called solar observatory - Los Angeles Times: "'Unlike all the other sites, however, [Chankillo] contains alignments that cover the entire solar year,' said coauthor Ivan Ghezzi, who was a graduate student at Yale University when he did the work but is now archeological director of the National Culture Institute in Lima.

In effect, it is the oldest 'full-service observatory' in the Western Hemisphere."

Seriously cool and it took a lot of careful observation and mathematics to design and build something like this. It's one of those things you could actually do in you backyard on a small scale.

2 comments:

Pieter said...

Nice blog! Thanks for starting it, as I so agree with your reasons for doing so (Per Kathy Sierra's great site). I will be back ;-)
Pieter

www.indigored.com

Stephan said...

Thanks, I intend to keep it up. Please tell your friends.