Stonehenge: Update on plans for an experimental archaeology project
The replica of a system which produces a bright ball of light rising above a circular platform is being constructed: Known as a geocentric demonstrator, this creates its own bright mini-sun showing how the sun appears to orbit our planet. The system requirements are identical to Stonehenge's structure:
The system uses a moving reflector which reflects concentrated light from fixed plates of polished metal. All the materials for this were available when Stonehenge was constructed. The shining effect is shown in the time-delay video below (video of an earlier renewable energy prototype with an aluminium reflector):
The latest prototype is being fabricated so that it will be a scale model of the Stonehenge arrangement. The pole and rotator arrangement is shown below:
The aim is to reconstruct a version of Stonehenge and to publicly demonstrate this system during 2013. A comprehensive explanation of the system and how it works, together with archaeological comment and reviews, can be found at www.stonehinge.co.uk.
The silver back-reflector has now been finished and mounted, but crystals to form the front of the reflector have yet to be sourced. All the mirror frames are complete, but the ring structure has yet to be put together.
At the moment, the venue for the first demonstration is not set. I've made a few initial approaches but any suggestions or enquiries would be appreciated.