Saturday, February 16, 2008

1913 metal Amusement Park-style night-sky ride

"I am in a 'planetarium' built in 1913, and the metallic sphere that surrounds me is slowly turning the heavens. It was once a miraculous thing, this contraption, called the Atwood Sphere after the man who championed it. In the days before computer simulation, it was even used to train pilots in nighttime navigation." --read more: The New York Times

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