I don’t take much stock in astrology. None, actually. But it can be a fun thing to play around with and interesting to learn about.
We visited Jantar Mantar Observatory on sunny New Years’ Day. Our guide explained to us the uses of the structures there: various large triangles and arcs and hemispheres which can be used to interpret things based on the position of the sun. Some of the instruments there are so advanced and ancient that no one knows how to read them anymore.
Some of the instruments measure time, seasons, and other things with unbelievable accuracy. It is the home of the world’s largest sundial at 27 meters tall. This sundial’s shadow moves at 1 mm per second, a visible rate. It’s measurement of time is accurate within TWO SECONDS.
I have limited pictures from the place, and missed out on getting more.
This was the coolest, most scientifically advanced bullshit I’ve ever seen.