of the Sun
This amazing web site was built as a companion to our web site.
The interface allows you to zoom in from aerial photos to ground
views and QuickTime VR's of the great houses.
"Ancient Observatories, Timeless Knowledge
Information about ancient observatories around the world, a timeline,
cultural connections, hands-on activities, events in your area,
Cultural Historic Park
A great site by the National Park Service with more information
about the canyon, Chacoan culture, visiting the park, and educational
Founded by Anna Sofaer, the "discoverer" of the Sun Dagger,
the Solstice Project has been researching the alignments at Chaco
Canyon for more than twenty-five years.
Archeological Remote Sensing
Chacoan roadways imaged by TIMS (Thermal Infrared Multispectral
Information about the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico
Geographic on the Winter Solstice
Discusses how the solstice has been a cause for celebration since
and the Importance of the Sun to Ancient Cultures
-- Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
See incredible images of the sun from this orbiting telescope
-- Transition Region and Coronal Explorer
Another great satellite that takes amazing images of the sun
from a Kite
Charles C. Benton, an artist in Berkeley, California, has taken
great pictures of Chaco Canyon from a kite-cam.
Sun in Time
Check out the slideshow including the Aztec calendar, Machu Picchu,
of World Archeoastronomy from Pomona University
Interactive atlas of world astronomy
Most cultures have recognized the significance of the sun as prime
controller of all life on earth; read myths, legends, and tales
about the sun.
Order a copy of Sun Dagger or The Mystery of Chaco Canyon
Solstice Marker at Wijiji 931
Artist Janet Saad-Cook has pictures and a report about the winter
solstice alignment at Wijiji 931.