s t a r .. a x i s
 

))Star Tunnel
))Hour Chamber
))Solar Pyramid and Shadow Field
))Equatorial Chamber

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The stairs of the
Star Tunnel emerge above the mesa through a 52-foot granite pyramid whose angles are determined by the summer and winter solstices.

As the shadow of the Solar Pyramid expands and contracts with the seasons, it defines a bow-shaped field. This
Shadow Field is an artifact of precession mapped in solar time.

Inside the Solar Pyramid the
Hour Chamber offers a view of one hour of star rotation framed in the north sky.

 




Solar pyramid: marks the daily and seasonal movements of the sun across the shadow field.
Shadow field: shaped by all of the shadows drawn by the Solar pyramid.
 

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