Friday, April 10, 2015

The Oculus Eureka !

February 26th proved equally successful  !

February 27th Was Cloudy - No results

John Bland was ecstatic after he recorded on camera the sunlight coming through the oculus on February 26 and 27. The beam hit the target in exactly the right places three times in a row, on two consecutive days, just as he predicted it would. The experiment was a complete success. 

The results showed that a similar oculus 'art installation' made from tons of random limestone could be constructed and configured with a stone target in such a way that on a specific calendar day at an exact time in the future (optimally the last day of the Dry Stone Walling Festival on Amherst Island September 25-27th) the sun will be seen to align perfectly with the target wall.

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering how ye were going to manage this.Well done. Look forward to seeing you all in September.