The Stones and the Stars: Building Scotland's Newest Megalith (Astronomers' Universe)

Duncan Lunan

There are at the least forty eight pointed out prehistoric stone circles in Scotland. honestly, little or no is understood in regards to the those who erected them, and finally approximately what the stone circles have been for. such a lot stone circles are astronomically aligned, which has resulted in the trendy debate approximately why the alignment used to be major. The megaliths definitely represented an incredible co-operative attempt, may not less than have verified strength and wealth, and being set clear of any dwellings most likely served a ceremonial, or even spiritual, objective.

Observations on the website of the stone circles, of sun, lunar, and stellar occasions, have already solid mild on the various questions on the development and use of historical megalithic observatories.

In his capability as supervisor of the Parks division Astronomy undertaking, writer Duncan Lunan designed and equipped the 1st astronomically aligned stone circle in Britain in over 3,000 years. 'The Stones and the celebs' examines the case for astronomical alignments of stone circles, and charts the improvement of a desirable venture with a powerful medical and old historical past. The paintings used to be documented intimately by way of the artist and photographer Gavin Roberts, and this archive has been further to due to the fact that -  so a suitable number of illustrations will carry the venture vividly to lifestyles.

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