City of Stars


Subject:
Architecture by Place , Astronomy , Cosmology , New York

Description:
Collection of short articles by an urban astrophysicist about how "references to the cosmos actually abound in Manhattan." Includes images of New York City buildings, sculptures, decorations, and architectural elements with astronomical references, and a brief discussion of "Manhattanhenge," a natural phenomenon in which, similar to Stonehenge, "the Sun fully illuminates every single cross street during the last fifteen minutes of daylight and sets exactly on the street's centerline." From the Natural History magazine.

Creator:
Tyson, Neil deGrasse

Publisher:
Natural History Magazine, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/master.html?http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/city_of_stars/


PID= res:lii-21685