Cullman Hall of the Universe, Hayden Planetarium, New York. Above is the bottom of the great sphere containing the planetarium theater and the Big Bang Theater. The Willamette meteorite is also prominent in this area which focuses on the Solar System. (Image: Jay Rosenblatt) Mona Evans, "Rose Center and Hayden Planetarium" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183413.asp
Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History, New York City. The center is housed in this great cube, seen from the 81st Street entrance. The giant sphere contains the Hayden Planetarium. (Image credit: Spheroide) Mona Evans, "Rose Center and Hayden Planetarium" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183413.asp
Sundial, church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris. The obelisk and brass line on the floor form a sundial. The line is a meridian - a line oriented north-south. The obelisk casts a shadow on it. It dates from the early 17th century and its purpose was to allow accurate solar observations to determine the date of Easter. Mona Evans, "Full Meridian of Glory - book review" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181703.asp
New York's Top 10 : American Museum of Natural History - Rose Center for Earth and Space - Cosmic Pathway The Big Bang exits to this sloping 360-ft pathway with astronomical images tracing landmarks through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution.