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Sun-Time Dome

Transparent dome above a "Cathedral" meets sun-dial
 
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Build a traditional rennaisance dome above a cathedral make it out of something transparent and light, maybe perspex?

The dome will act as a lens, which will focus the light onto a particular section of the lower half of the dome, highlighting what is written there ie: the exact time, date, season.

Trodden, Mar 12 2003

Almost baked without the perspex. http://www.knowth.com/newgrange.htm
5,000 years ago [angel, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Depending on the lattitude, you've also made a solar furnace .... the spot where the light is focussed is going to glow white hot if the lens geometry is good enough.   

       That would be neat ..... (+)
8th of 7, Mar 12 2003
  

       You're suggesting the means for creating a burning cross, [1/8/7]?
jurist, Mar 12 2003
  

       Ahhh, the sweet memory of chasing ants with a mignifying glass. Picture the hand of God and the priests beneath the dome... one more way to put the deviant priest in the "hot seat" no? (+)
X2Entendre, Mar 12 2003
  

       Does it have to be a cathedral? Not that I have anything against religion, but these kind of buildings are already very "controversial". Your idea is too nice to be used in a place that only a very specific percentage of the population would want to visit.
Pericles, Mar 16 2003
  

       maya resonnance... I buy.
sidi, Jan 28 2004
  
      
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