s t a r .. a x i s
 

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

 

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Star Axis maps earth-to-star alignments in human scale by bringing the geometry of the stars down into physical form. The chambers and tunnel provide places to experience Earth's spins in different time frames -- one hour of Earth's rotation, the shape of a season, the historical increments of the 25,920 year cycle. It's a place to explore the intertwining of space and time.

At the center of Star Axis an inverted cone is carved deep into the capstone of the mesa and lined with rock masonry. Within this cone the Star Tunnel rises eleven stories. You enter the Star Tunnel at the bottom and climb the stairs, which are in perfect alignment with the Earth's axis and its outward extension to the stars. At the top of the Star Tunnel will be a stone circle that frames the sky.

You can spatially experience the 25,920 year time frame of precession by climbing the stairs of the Star Tunnel. From the first stair you see the smallest circle of Polaris's circumpolar orbit. ItŐs about the size of a dime held at arm's length. From the top stair the largest circle of Polaris's orbit encompasses your entire field of vision. Wherever you stand in the Star Tunnel, the circle of sky framed by the opening at the top of the stairs precisely represents Polaris's orbit for a particular period of history. Dates engraved in each stair will identify the years you're viewing. Thus, the visitor can view the orbit of Polaris as it existed for Nefertiti, or Plato, or Leonardo da Vinci, or as it was in the Stone Age and will be again in A.D. 13,000.



The Star Tunnel is precisely aligned with Earth's axis. Here you enter earth to walk up its axis toward the north celestial pole and our current north star, Polaris.

   

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