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ASTRONOMY EXPEDITION TO AN ANCIENT OBSERVATORY

Solar Eclipse - Astronomy History Great Namarotunga

ASTRONOMY EXPEDITION TO AN ANCIENT OBSERVATORY

JUNE 1983 –Teaming up with NASA astronomer, Dr. Laurance Doyle, Eddie leads and expedition to NAMORATUNGA in north Kenya, a remote site with a 2,000-year history. They discover that a now-extinct pastoralist people used stone pillars as an observatory.

 

The site is known as NAMORATUNGA which means “people of stone. ” A local legend says that men turned to stone if they laughed or cried while the devil sang his song.  Frank and Doyle still run astronomy trips to view solar eclipses.

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