Officially summer

Officially summer

There are 7 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jun 22, 2011, titled Officially summer. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

As the sun inched higher in the sky, a crowd of more than 200 people gathered to watch and record Summer Solstice 2011.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Farmington Daily Times.

Jon

UK

#1 Jun 22, 2011
"From Stonehenge to the pyramids, the solstice has structured human culture for thousands of years"

Here's a new theory why; Stonehenge is more about recording the nature of our World:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Heavenshenge
(3rd, 4th and 7th are the best.. 7th isn't out yet)

'Of Hyperion we are told that he was the first to understand, by diligent attention and observation, the movement of both the sun and the moon and the other stars, and the seasons as well, in that they are caused by these bodies, and to make these facts known to others; and that for this reason he was called the father of these bodies, since he had begotten, so to speak, the speculation about them and their nature.’
Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5.67.

"After the death of Hyperion, the myth relates … They also say that he [Atlas] perfected the science of astrology and was the first to publish to mankind the doctrine of the sphere; and it was for this reason that the idea was held that the entire heavens were supported upon the shoulders of Atlas, the myth darkly hinting in this way at his discovery and description of the sphere.’
Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 3.60.

Archaeologist's site, for background story:

http://www.eternalidol.com/...
benjaminhrta

Houston, TX

#2 Jun 22, 2011
Happy Solstice to all, and peace to all, joy and abundance of what is needed to all. Love in abundance to all. http://bit.ly/kj01rp
Oatmeal

Tuscumbia, AL

#3 Jun 22, 2011
Why is this event located in a library ?
Local

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Jun 22, 2011
Oatmeal wrote:
Why is this event located in a library ?
The architects modeled the Library building on Anasazi structures that tracked the seasons; the Chaco Canyon Sun Dagger, for example.
Coyote

Farmington, NM

#5 Jun 22, 2011
Sounds good to me.........
TAR

Huntsville, AL

#6 Jun 22, 2011
Oatmeal wrote:
Why is this event located in a library ?
Don't worry about it is a secular event.
Sandy

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jun 22, 2011
Attend every year. Great fun.

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