Oldest Solar Observatory in the Americas

Yesterday I wrote about a new column that will appear in the New York Times, Across the Universe, and the anticipation of some very interesting discoveries by astrophysics about stars and galaxies, and what’s out there. Then today, in the same newspaper comes a story (that had been released on NPR earlier in the month) that the oldest solar observatory in the Americas may have been found in Peru.

According to a study reported in Science, archeologists have uncovered what they think are the oldest astronomical observatory in the Americas—older than the one found associated with the Incas.… Read more