Archive for July, 2008

July 25th, 2008

The Grainger Observatory

Posted in observatories by Heidi

The Grainger Observatory at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire is a state of the art facility for astronomical research, and is open to the public on clear Friday evenings when school is in session.

The Grainger Observatory

July 22nd, 2008

Carefree Sundial

Posted in Sundials of Note by Heidi

Another contender for largest sundial in the western hemisphere—the sundial in Carefree, Arizona. It was built in 1959 in honor of K.T. Palmer, the founder of the town, and is 72 feet long and 35 feet high. More info here and here.

Carefree Sundial

July 11th, 2008

Second Manhattanhenge of 2008

Posted in EVENTS by Heidi

? Full Sun on grid: Friday, July 11 ? 8:24 P.M.

? Half Sun on grid: Saturday, July 12 ? 8:25 P.M.

See below for more info.