March 31st, 2008
The Beijing Observatory is a pretelescopic observatory in Beijing, China, and is one of the oldest observatories in the world. The tools used were built in 1442 during the Ming Dynasty. It has a number of bronze instruments, including a celestial globe. More info.
March 28th, 2008
A starchart globe/planetarium is in the treasure collection at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
March 24th, 2008
One of the contestants for world’s largest sundial resides in Singleton, Australia–it has various claims for largest in Southern Hemisphere, etc. It was the major feature of the Bicentennial Riverside Park Project. Construction of the Sundial was financed by Lemington Coal Mine, a State Bicentennial Grant and generous contributions from mining, industry and community groups within and around Singleton. More info. And more.
March 7th, 2008
Shadow stretches over high school (technology?-note to self check this) and onto warehouse building in next block.
March 5th, 2008
A 48-foot tall sundial painted inside a silo in a country club in Louisa, VA.