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|Charles Rossís Star
Axis is an Earth/Sky sculpture and a naked eye observatory that reveals a
star-cycle encompassing human history.
Presently being created
on small mesa in northern New Mexico where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains meet
the eastern plains, this major earthwork is scheduled to be completed for the
millennium. At its outside dimensions, Star
Axis will be eleven stories high and one-tenth of a mile across .
|The work has two main
elements: the Star Tunnel, in which
you walk through the entire history of the Earth's changing alignment to our
North Star, Polaris; and the Solar Pyramid,
where you can view an hour of the Earth's rotation.
|Star Axis allows the viewer to walk through layers of celestial time, making directly visible the 26,000-year cycle of precession in the Earth's shifting alignment with the stars.|