Further Work on the Brogar Lunar Observatory

@article{Thom1975FurtherWO,
  title={Further Work on the Brogar Lunar Observatory},
  author={Archibald Stevenson Thom and Alexander Strang Thom},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1975},
  volume={6},
  pages={100 - 114}
}
  • A. Thom, A. Thom
  • Published 1 June 1975
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
In a previous issue of this journal we showed! that the Megalithic site at Brogar almost certainly contains the remains of an important lunar observatory. We gave particulars of the probable foresights and backsights together with the resulting declinations, but there were uncertainties, and so, considering the importance of the site, we thought it desirable to revisit Orkney and attempt to fill the gaps. When we returned in 1973 the weather was clear and observing conditions apparently good… 

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